Antique map of Westphalia by Matthias Quad. Shows the area between Dusseldorf, Wesel, Bielefeld and Cloppenburg, with Dortmund, Duisburg, Bochum, Recklinghausen, Paderborn and Münster in the centre. The map is oriented to the east, north is on the right side. To the left a mileage scale, to the upper right a title cartouche. German text on verso. Printed in Cologne by Johann Bussemann around 1600.
Minor browning. Excellent conditions.
Matthias Quad, born in 1557, was a German cartographer active during the late 16th century in Cologne. His main geographical works Europae totius orbis terrarum and Geographisch Handtbuch were published and engraved by Johann Bussemacher. He died in 1613.
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Matthias Quad: Westphaliae totius descriptio.
Coloured map of North Rhine-Westphalia. Printed in Cologne by J. Bussemacher circa 1600.
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