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Francia/ L´Isle de France Parisiensis agri descriptio

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Article ID EUF2820
Artist Kaerius (1570-1630)
Pieter van den Keere, or Petrus Kaerius (1570-1630) He was born in Ghent, and in 1584 moved with his family for religious reasons to London. From his time in England there is a map of Ireland from 1592, Hyberniae novissima descriptio. It was published by Hondius and served as a model for later editions of the Theatrum of Abraham Ortelius. Keere also contributed to John Norden's Speculum Britanniae of 1593. He also worked with Petrus Bertius, Cornelis Claesz, Petrus Plancius, the House of Visscher, and Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer. In 1595, there appeared a large wall map of Europe in 10 sheets, Nova totius Europae descriptio. From 1603, Keere began creating large urban panoramas, including Utrecht, Cologne, Amsterdam, and Paris. Around 1604, he was preparing the publication of the atlas Germania Inferior id est Provincuarum XVII. This first appeared in 1617, with a foreword by Petrus Montanus.
Title Francia/ L´Isle de France Parisiensis agri descriptio
Year ca. 1630
Description Map shows Ile de France with Paris
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Dimensions (cm)14 x 19
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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