Rare and early map of South East Asia by Langenes but published by Bertius but still by Claesz, who published the Caart Thresor Atlas.

Covers area China, India to New Guinea. Surprisingly accurate but with islands missing.

Excellent hand colour

Very good condition.

Publication: . Tabulae Geographicae contractae, ... Amsterdam, C. Claesz., 1602

Ref; Van der Krogt 3, 8400:341.

code : M4190

Cartographer : LANGENES Barent

Date : 1598 / 1602 Amsterdam

Size : 9*12.5 cms

availability : Available

Price : £295

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Barent Langenes

Langenes was a publisher in Middelburg about whom little is known except that he produced the first edition of a very well known miniature atlas, the 'Caert-Thresoor'.

The atlas was published by Cornelis Claesz in Amsterdam, the foremost publisher of the day. The copperplates were engraved by brothers-in-law Jodocus Hondius and Petrus Kaerius, the most skilled engravers of the day.

The Caert-Thresoor

The Caert-Thresoor, a small atlas of the world in oblong format, appeared in 1598; thereby, its publishers wrote a new page in the history of atlas cartography. The preparations for this prototype of the new generation of Dutch pocket atlases began around 1595. At that time, Cornelis Claesz commissioned the skilled engravers Jodocus Hondius and Pieter van den Keere to engrave the maps. An unnamed young writer and poet - in Burger's opinion, it was Cornelis Taemsz of Hoorn - was called upon to write the accompanying text. Claesz wanted his Caert-Thresoor to outshine the similar small world atlases that had been produced thus far in Antwerp. In this way, he set out to spark interest in and knowledge of geography among the public at large in the Northern Netherlands. In view of the various reprints, editions, and adaptations of this work in Dutch, French, and Latin, obviously the Amsterdam publisher was quite successful in that endeavor.