"Cremae Ager", Langenes, Barent
Subject: Northern Italy
Period: 1600 (published)
Publication: Thresor de Chartes
Color: Hand Color
4.9 x 3.4 inches
12.4 x 8.6 cm
This delightful miniature map of Crema in the Lombardy province was engraved by Petrus Kaerius, who engraved the majority of the maps of the Caert-thresoor (Map Treasury). This is the scarce first state without degrees of latitude in the borders. French text on verso.
The map was first published by Cornelius Claesz and printed by Barent Langenes in the 1598 edition of the popular Map-treasury. For the 1599 edition, graduation lines and latitude numerals were added to one side of the border on most of the maps, which were again used for multiple editions through 1650. This is from a French edition, printed by Albert Hendricks.
References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 80-82; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7142:341.
A nice impression on lightly toned paper with minor foxing.