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Matthias Quad

Matthias Quad


Matthias Quad (1557-1613), a map publisher based in Cologne, was trained in the Netherlands by Johannes van Doetecum, who also worked with the De Jodes. Quad used many De Jode maps as a base to which he added additional information and decorations. Quad was best known for his atlases, which were part of the first boom in atlases best characterized by Abraham Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. In 1592, Quad released an atlas of Europe that had 38 maps. He expanded it in 1594 to 50 maps. In 1600, he expanded the collection of maps further still, this time to 82 maps, and called the atlas, Geographisch Handtbuch. All three were small in size, allowing them to compete as cheaper alternatives to the larger atlases of Ortelius, Mercator, and the De Jodes. Quad released one other atlas, in 1608, with 86 maps, the Fascilus Geographicus.



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1598 - Asia Partiu Orbis Maxima MDXCVIII

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One of the Earliest Maps to Show and Name the Philippines Rich, dark impression of Matthias Quad's map of Asia. The map shows the entire continent, from the east coast of Africa to the subcontinent to Japan. The land is covered with toponyms; small...


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1600 - [Compass Rose &c] Ventorum Index (and) Vocabulorum Geographicorum

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Striking example of a 32 point compass rose, with a geographical vocabulary map. A fine decorative image.


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1600 - Geographisch Handtbuch

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Quad's First Atlas of the Whole World; First Edition with this Title, Early Variant. Small folio (10.75 x 7.75 inches). 20th-century calf antique, spine gilt (very slightly rubbed). Engraved title and 82 double-page engraved maps (3 hand-colored)...


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1600 - Typus Orbis Terrarum Ad Imitationem Universalis Gerhardi Mercatoris . . .

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Striking full color example of this fine early map of the World, which first appeared in the third of edition of Quad's Europae totius orbis terrarum, published by Johann Bussemacher. Quad's map derives from Mercator's planispheric map of 1569, with...


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1598 - Scotiae Tabula

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Scarce 16th Century map of Scotland, pubilshed by Bussemacher in Cologne, and oriented with west at the top. Engraved by Henricus Nagel. Published in Cologne.


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1589 - Groningensis Agri Vera Descriptio 1589

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Nice example of this scarce map of Groningen, published in Cologne. The present map was produced by two of the primary Cologne School mapmakers, Johann Bussemacher and Matthias Quad. The Cologne School of cartography, was perhaps the only group of...


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1592 - Zelandicarum insularum exactissima et nova descriptio, acutore D. Jacobo a Daventria . . .

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Nice example of this scarce map of Zeland in the Netherlands, published in Cologne. The present map was produced by two of the primary Cologne School mapmakers, Johann Bussemacher and Matthias Quad. The Cologne School of cartography, was perhaps the...


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1592 - Hollandia quae olim Batavia antiqua Catthorum sedes, undique fere cingitur Mari, Praeterquam qua Rheno et Mosa fluminibus ad Orientem et Meridiem a continenti seiunqitur . . .

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Nice example of this scarce map of Holland, oriented with west at the top, published in Cologne. The map was engraved by Henreich Nagel. The present map was produced by two of the primary Cologne School mapmakers, Johann Bussemacher and Matthias...


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1592 - Frisiae antiquissimae trans rheni provinc. et adiacentium region num nova et exacta descriptio

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Nice example of this scarce map of Friesland, published in Cologne. The map is oriented with west at the top and extends to Drenth, Groeningen and part of Gelderland The present map was produced by two of the primary Cologne School mapmakers,...


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1592 - En tibi, amice Lector, nobilis ille clarusque Ducatus Geldraie cum omnibus eius limitibus . . .

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Nice example of this scarce map of Geldria, published in Cologne. The map is oriented with west at the top. The present map was produced by two of the primary Cologne School mapmakers, Johann Bussemacher and Matthias Quad. The Cologne School of...


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1593 - Brabantiae Belgarum provinciae recens exactque descriptio . . .

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Nice example of this scarce map of the Province of Brabant, oriented with west at the top, published in Cologne. The present map was produced by two of the primary Cologne School mapmakers, Johann Bussemacher and Matthias Quad. The Cologne School of...


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1592 - Lutzenburgensis Montuosissimi ac Saltuosissimi Ducatus vera et compendiosa descriptio nunquam antehac visa . . . 1589

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Nice example of this scarce map of Luxembourg. The present map was produced by two of the primary Cologne School mapmakers, Johann Bussemacher and Matthias Quad. The Cologne School of cartography, was perhaps the only group of mapmakers competing with...


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1592 - Franciae accurata descriptio. Franckreich mit semen grentzen. 1589

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Scarce 16th Century modern map of France, published in Cologne. Matthaus Quad was a German cartographer based in Cologne. The map was engraved by Johannes Bussemacher and appeared in several Geographical works published by Quad and Bussemacher at the...


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1592 - Burgundiae Inferioris Quae Ducatus Nomine Censetur Desc.

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Scarce early map of the Burgundiae Inferioris region of France. Matthaus Quad was a German cartographer based in Cologne. The map was engraved by Johannes Bussemacher and appeared in several Geographical works published by Quad and Bussemacher at the...


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1592 - Lotharingiae Ducatus Superioris vera delineatio

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Scarce early map of the Lotharingau Inferioris region of France. Includes two portraits and a number of coats of arms of various towns. Matthaus Quad was a German cartographer based in Cologne. The map was engraved by Johannes Bussemacher and...


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1592 - Artesia cuius incolae Atrebates olim dicti . . .

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Scarce early map of the Arras region of France. Matthaus Quad was a German cartographer based in Cologne. The map was engraved by Johannes Bussemacher and appeared in several Geographical works published by Quad and Bussemacher at the end of the 16th...