Western Germany Dortmund Berge Ducatus Marck Rhine riv. 1644 Hondius Jansson mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Berge Ducatus Marck Comitatus.
(Western Germany- Ratingen- Lennep- Cologne- Rhine river- Nuys- Siegberg- Blanckenberg- Westphalia across top).
Issued 1644, Amsterdam by H. Hondius & J. Jansson.
Scarce original mid-17th century engraved map with lovely original outline hand color.
Fine decorative title cartouche, distance scale at lower left. Rhine river runs across the bottom of the entire map, just above the title and shield, north oriented towards top left corner.
An uncommon mid-17th century Dutch map which remains attractive.
Overall in Good condition: 5" split from bottom edge just left of centerfold, closed long ago on back with old paper (slightly visible but not at all visually distracting or offensive), minor light surface age wear, moderate age browning & toning as typical, scattered small light foxing, some light minor wrinkling and small edge browning---overall the printed area remains clean and visually attractive.
Sheet measures c. 22 1/2" W x 19 3/8" H.
Engraved area measures c. 22" W x 17" H.
Original fold line as issued.
Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, v. II, pp.139-147.
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 2, p. 367*.