Antique Maps by Matthias Quad (*1557 - 1613)

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.
  • 1593 - Matthias Quad

    Matthias Quad:  Austria Archiducatus

    J. Bussemacher, Cologne, 1593

    Nice engraved map of Austria from Lake Neusiedl to Passau. From "Geographisch Handtbuch" of M. Quad by J. Bussemacher.

    Austria Archiducatus
    10588

    Antique map of Austria - Hungary. Printed in Cologne by J. Bussemacher in 1593.

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  • 1593 - Matthias Quad

    Matthias Quad:  Prussiae Descriptio

    J. Bussemacher, Cologne, 1593

    Beautiful handcoloured map of East Prussia in Poland. Showing the area Konigsberg (Kaliningrad). From "Geographisch Handtbuch" of M. Quad by J. Bussemacher.

    Prussiae Descriptio
    10630

    Coloured map of East Prussia. Printed in Cologne by J. Bussemacher in 1593.

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  • 1600 - Matthias Quad

    Matthias Quad:  Abyssinorum sive Magni Regis Davidis, quem vulgo Presbyterum Joannem Vocant, Imperium

    J. Bussemacher, Cologne, 1600

    Decorative coloured 16th century map of the central part of Africa with a dedicated cartouche to the legendary Prester John. The myth of Prester John was popular in Europe from 12th to 17th...

    Abyssinorum sive Magni Regis Davidis, quem vulgo Presbyterum Joannem...
    10591

    Coloured map of the central part of Africa. Published by J. Bussemacher in Cologne during the year 1600.

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