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Mappæ antiquæ: Liber Amicorum Günter Schilder (2 Vols.)

Vriendenboek ter gelegenheid van zijn 65ste verjaardag / Essays on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday / Festschrift zur Vollendung seines 65. Lebensjahres / Mélanges offerts pour son 65ième anniversaire

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Edited by Paula van Gestel-Van het Schip and Peter C.J. van der Krogt

This Liber Amicorum was published to celebrate the 65th birthday of a man who travelled to the farthest corners of the world to study maps, atlases and historic documents with love and passion throughout his entire life, then describing and analyzing them down to the smallest detail. It was presented to him 16th February 2007 by the editorial staff and all the others who worked on this publication to mark the occasion of his 65th birthday as well as the fact that he has been the holder for over 25 years of the only chair in the history of cartography in the world.
The work contains 49 contributions about cartographic subjects all by well-known cartographers, conservators and other map-related specialists throughout the world.

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Paula van Gestel-Van het Schip, Joop Kaashoek, Jaap Molenaar, Rob J. Poelijoe, Henk Schipper and Hans van der Zwan

The decision to embark on researching maps in books has resulted in a publication, presenting an unique combination of maps, plans and views. It concerns those, tucked away in historical and geographical works on Russia and Poland, prior to 1800 and published in the Netherlands. Both maps and books are elaborately described, analysed and indexed; much attention has been lavished on their authors, engravers and publishers to boot. The cartographic subdivision of the maps according to their regions brings to light the specific interrelation between the various works by differing authors.
The comprehensive introduction describes the history of Russia and Poland from various points of view for specific subjects and comes richly illustrated with over 100 images. The cartobibliography contains illustrations for each of the over 700 maps described and the bibliography features a large number of title pages and portraits in addition. This unusual combination of research objectives should appeal to map and book historians and collectors alike. A large folding view of the city of Moscow by Cornelis de Bruijn (1711) has been added in facsimile at the back of this publication. Summaries in Russian and Polish complete this publication.
In English with Polish and Russian summary.
Maps in Books of Russia and Poland is part 13 of the Utrecht Studies on the History of Cartography (Explokart).

The Mapping of Africa

A Cartobibliography of Printed Maps of the African Continent to 1700

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Richard L. Betz

The Mapping of Africa systematically categorizes and provides an overview of all printed maps showing the entire African continent published from 1508 to 1700. The author has undertaken a review of the literature, conducted an exhaustive investigation in many major libraries and private collections, analyzed these findings, and then compiled information on 174 distinctly separate maps of the African continent. The Introduction contains information about the mapping of Africa before 1508, important world maps which include Africa, and a presentation of the major cartographic models developed for this book.

Sailing for the East

History and Catalogue of Manuscript Charts on Vellum of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), 1602-1799

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Günter Schilder and Hans Kok

The Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (Dutch East India Company) was for a period of 200 years responsible for the navigation material for the journey between the Netherlands and the Far East and the inter-Asian trade. In this book with the help of recovered archive materials a never published before overview is given of chart material that was used on a VOC-ship.
All navigation charts of the VOC in the 17th and 18th century, drawn on vellum (of which many were traced in foreign collections), are described and analysed in an illustrated cartobibliography. In a supplement extracts of the 'groot-journalen' of the 'Kamer Amsterdam' are published. These give an unique view of the total expenses of the VOC on navigation. The extensive introduction gives more information on the history of the VOC, the chart makers, the routes, the navigation and the instruments. Inlcudes CD-rom with appendices.
Volume 10 of the Utrecht Studies of the History of Cartography (EXPLOKART).

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P.J. de Rijke

Attractive and richly illustrated publication in which for the first time a complete survey of all printed maps of the province of Friesland (Frisia) is presented. Over a hundred maps from the period 1545-1850 are systematically and extensively described and analyzed. Also attention is given to the producers, engravers and publishers of the maps and the different states of the maps. Each map is depicted in one or more different states. Important work for the history of government of the province, development of the territory and the many varieties and changes in toponyms of the Frisian towns and villages are described in the introduction, preceding the cartobibliography. With summary in English.

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Günter Schilder

This is the last and final volume in the series Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica. This serie is the result of the author's investigations, carried out during the past thirty years in numerous Dutch and foreign collections. In this way rare cartographic material is now more easily accessible. The work is monumental in every respect, and it is indispensable for private as well as public reference collections.
This volume focuses exclusively on the work of Hessel Gerritsz. (c. 1581-1632), who ranks among the most important and influential cartographers of the early-seventeenth-century Amsterdam. He started his career in Willem Jansz. Blaeu's workshop. About 1608 he established himself as an independent engraver, mapmaker and printer. A selection of his maps has been described and reproduced in full size and his position as chart-maker of the Dutch East and West India Company is discussed in detail.
To present an easier access to the whole series, a general index on names, maps and a dozen thematic subjects of all the nine volumes has been compiled. This index volume is included.

Theatrum Orbis Librorum

Liber amicorum Presented to Nico Israel on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday

Edited by A.R.A. (Ton) Croiset van Uchelen, Koert van der Horst and Günter Schilder

With contributions on geography, travel, rare books, booktrade, collectors and libraries by C. Koeman, G. Schilder, R. Breugelmans, K. van der Horst, F.A. Janssen, C. Reedijk, J. Storm van Leeuwen, E. Braches, E. Cockx-Indestege, I.H. van Eeghen, H. de la Fontaine Verwey, L. Hellinga-Querido, P.F.J. Obbema, B. van Selm, a.o

Kaarten van de Nederlandse Antillen

Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius en Sint Maarten tot 1900

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W.E. Renkema

Edited by Paula van Gestel-Van het Schip, Ferjan Ormeling and Peter C.J. van der Krogt

This publication systematically categorizes and provides a nearly complete overview of the great variety of maps, both manuscript and printed, that have been made of the Dutch Antilles. The map descriptions are clarified with information on the creators of the maps and the historical background of the map image. The author has extensively studied how and for which reasons these maps were created. The cartobibliography is preceded by an extensive introduction in which the history of the islands and their inhabitants are described.

In Dutch, with an English summary.

Apocalyptic Cartography

Thematic Maps and the End of the World in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript

Chet Van Duzer and Ilya Dines

In Apocalyptic Cartography: Thematic Maps and the End of the World in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript, Chet Van Duzer and Ilya Dines analyse Huntington Library HM 83, an unstudied manuscript produced in Lübeck, Germany. The manuscript contains a rich collection of world maps produced by an anonymous but strikingly original cartographer. These include one of the earliest programs of thematic maps, and a remarkable series of maps that illustrate the transformations that the world was supposed to undergo during the Apocalypse. The authors supply detailed discussion of the maps and transcriptions and translations of the Latin texts that explain the maps. Copies of the maps in a fifteenth-century manuscript in Wolfenbüttel prove that this unusual work did circulate.

A brief article about this book on the website of National Geographic can be found here.

Japoniæ insulæ: The Mapping of Japan

A Historical Introduction and Cartobibliography of European Printed Maps of Japan before 1800

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Jason C. Hubbard

Japoniæ insulæ: The Mapping of Japan systematically categorizes and provides an overview of all the European printed maps of Japan published to 1800. The author has undertaken a review of the literature, conducted an exhaustive investigation in major libraries and private collections, analyzed these findings and then compiled information on 125 maps of Japan. The introduction contains information about the mapping to 1800, the typology of Japan by western cartographers, an overview on geographical names on early modern western maps of Japan and a presentation of the major cartographic models developed for this book.

In English with Japanese summary.