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Carte Geographique de l’Asie Mineure avec un etat des Premiers rois qui l’ ont Possedee Avant que de ..
|Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684 - 1743) was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. He lived consecutively in Paris, St. Martins, London (c. 1710), The Hague (c. 1721) and Amsterdam (c. 1728). He is best known as a Dutch cartographer and more specifically for his cartographic contribution in the seminal seven volume Atlas Historique, published in Amsterdam between 1705 and 1720. Innovative for its time, the Atlas Historique combined fine engraving and artwork with scholarly studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography. Some scholarship suggests that the Atlas Historique was not exclusively compiled by Henri Chatelain, as is commonly believed, but rather was a family enterprise involving Henri, his father Zacharie and his brother, also Zacharie.|
|Title||Carte Geographique de l’Asie Mineure avec un etat des Premiers rois qui l’ ont Possedee Avant que de ..|
Map of the Mediterranean. Ornamented with numerous vignettes representing some of the Dutch settlements in the East Indies.
Exhaustive information about the settlements is given in lengthy tables. The maps were accompanied by information pertaining to cosmography, geography, history, chronology, genealogy, topography, heraldry, and costume of the world.
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Dimensions (cm)||37,5 x 43|
( A reproduction can be ordered individually on request. )