Maximilianus, Comes Curtius, Baro de Senstenau, et Drosendorff, Dominus in Liecktenberg, ac Haltenberg, Serenissimi Bavariae Electoris Confilii…

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Maximilianus, Comes Curtius, Baro de Senstenau, et Drosendorff, Dominus in Liecktenberg, ac Haltenberg, Serenissimi Bavariae Electoris Confilii…


Decorative title page of Maximilian Graf von Valley (1595 - 1662). He comes from the royal house of Arco and was grown up in Munich. The director of the Privy Council was envoy to the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, Hofmarksherr vonhaltenberg and Lichtenberg, Count von Valley in Ahamstein, Holzolling and Feldolling, caretaker in Bärnstein, Kling and Friedberg. Copper engraving by P. de Jode after A. van Hulle. As a descendant of the Arco (aristocratic family), Arco-Valley attended the Wilhelmsgymnasium in Munich until graduation in 1823. He studied at the University of Strasbourg and the University of Landshut, which was moved to Munich in 1826. In the same year he became active in the Corps Isaria Munich. He was the owner of the dominions of St. Martin and Aurolzmünster in Austria and the Bavarian estates Valley, Adldorf, Malgersdorf, Oberköllnbach and Baumgarten. Maximilian von und zu Arco-Valley was also a co-founder of the Süddeutsche Bodenkreditbank. In 1828 he became a member of the Chamber of the Bavarian Imperial Councils for life. From 1868 to 1870 he was also a member of the customs parliament as a member of the Schwaben 3 constituency (Dillingen, Günzburg, Zusmarshausen). There he represented the political direction of the Bavarian Patriot Party.


dated 1658


Jode,de (1509-1591)

Gerard de Jode (1509–1591)Antwerp, was a cartographer, engraver and. In 1547 he was admitted to the Guild of St. Luke, and began his work as a publisher and printseller. He often printed the works of other cartographers including Gastaldi's map of the world in 1555, Jacob van Deventer's map of Brabant in 1558, Ortelius' eight sheet map of the world in 1564, and maps by Bartholomeus Musinus and Fernando Alvares Seco. His most outstanding work is a two volume atlas Speculum Orbis Terrarum published in 1578. It was aimed at competing with another atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Ortelius, published eight years earlier in 1570. The competing atlas had become so popular by the time he finally published his own atlas however, that his version never sold well, despite his outstanding reputation. Only about a dozen examples have survived. Gerard de Jode made plans for another enlarged edition, which was uncompleted at his death in 1591. His son Cornelis de Jode took over and published the Speculum Orbis Terrae in 1593. This never sold well either. Scholars consider many of de Jode's maps to be superior to those of Ortelius, both in detail and style. In constructing his world map, HEMISPHERIUM AB AEQUINOCTIALI LINEA, AD CIRCULUM POLI ANTARCTICI, published in 1593, Gerard de Jode was strongly influenced by Guillaume Postel’s 1581 polar planisphère, Polo aptata Nova Charta Universi. Gerard de Jode was probably the maker of a globe made in Antwerp that also owes much to the cosmographic ideas of Guillaume Postel.

Historical Description

The title page is one of the most important parts of the "front matter" or "preliminaries" of a book, as the data on it and its verso (together known as the "title leaf") are used to establish the "title proper and usually, though not necessarily, the statement of responsibility and the data relating to publication".This determines the way the book is cited in library catalogs and academic references. The title page often shows the title of the work, the person or body responsible for its intellectual content, and the imprint, which contains the name and address of the book's publisher and its date of publication. Particularly in paperback editions it may contain a shorter title than the cover or lack a descriptive subtitle. Further information about the publication of the book, including its copyright information, is frequently printed on the verso of the title page. The first printed books, or incunabula, did not have title pages: the text simply begins on the first page, and the book is often identified by the initial words—the incipit—of the text proper. Maps were usually published in atlases. And atlases were books with titles. And, again, titles were individual pieces of art. A publisher emphazised the importance of a book he published with a spectacular entrée. Usually the pictures of an atlas title page pertained in general to the subject matter: Measuring instruments, mythologigal, astronomical, religious, scientific, allegorical hints and facts were united in a composition which depicted the pride of progress in knowledge. An atlas title page often is just one superb artistic and jubilant cartouche.

Place of Publication Antwerp
Dimensions (cm)31 x 20,5
ConditionSmall missing part at upper margin replaced
TechniqueCopper print


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