"Typus Corographicus Veromanduae partis Galliae Belgicae [on sheet with] Sabaudiae Ducatus, sev Narbonensis Galliae Partis, Vera Germanaque Delineato", Jode, Cornelis de
Period: 1593 (circa)
Publication: Speculum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Black & White
17.5 x 13.3 inches
44.5 x 33.8 cm
A rare copper engraving with two maps on one sheet; one showing Vermandois (in Picardy) and the other depicting Savoy. Engraved by Joannes and Lucas van Deutecum. Latin text on verso.
Gerard de Jode published several important maps including Ortelius' famous 8-sheet map of the world in 1564. His major atlas, Speculum Orbis Terrarum was a commercial failure because his rival, Abraham Ortelius, was able to obtain a monopoly for eight years at the same time De Jode was preparing the publication. After Gerard's death, his widow and son, Cornelius, enlarged the atlas and re-issued it in 1593. On the death of Cornelis, the copper plates were sold to J. B. Vrients, who acquired them merely to stop their re-issue, as he had also acquired the Ortelius plates and wanted no competition. De Jode's maps are very scarce and rarely offered on the market.
Some uneven toning with a professional minor repair on bottom fold.