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Janus Bussemacher

Janus Bussemacher


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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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 - Bavaria Ducatus

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Nice example of this scarce map of the Duchy of Bavaria, published in Cologne. Cities shown include Munich, Passau, Ingolstat, Augsburg, etc. The present map was produced by two of the primary Cologne School mapmakers, Johann Bussemacher and...


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1592 - Francia Orientalis, Vulgo Franconia, A Franco Quodam Eorum Euce Orta Creditur Gens . . .

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Detailed map of Franconia, oriented with south at the top, published in Cologne. Cities shown include Bamberg, Nuremberg, Fulda, Frankfurt, Includes a portrait of Julius of Würzburg and heraldic shield in the lower corners. The present map was...


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1592 - Saxonum regionis quatenus eius gentis imperium nomenque olim patebat, recens germanaque delineatio, Christiano Schrotenio authore . . .

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Detailed map of the north part of Germany from Westfalia to Poland. The map is centered on Saxonia Superior. Evidence of an old plate break. The present map was produced by two of the primary Cologne School mapmakers, Johann Bussemacher and...


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1592 - Misniae et Lusitiae Tabula . . .

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Detailed map of the area centered on Meissen. Includes Dresden, Leipzig, Erfurt, and extending south to Prague. 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 - Marca Brandburgensis & Pomerania

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Detailed map of the north part of Germany, incluiding Brandenburg and Pomerania. Includes a portrait of Johan Georg of Brandenburg (1525 – 1598) Prince-elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg (1571–1598) and a Duke of Prussia. The present map...


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1592 - Cilviae Ducatus

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Detailed map of the Cleve region of Germany. Centered on the Maas and Rhein Rivers, Dusseldorf is at the bottom right corner and Nijmegen in the Netherlands at the top right. The present map was produced by two of the primary Cologne School...


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1592 - Iuliacum Iulic, oder Gulich, ein schones Hertzogthum gelegen im Niderlant . . .

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Detailed map of the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany. Centered on the Maas and Rhine Rivers. Dusseldorf is at the top right corner and Cologne and Bonn are toward the bottom right, with the Maas River and the Dutch border to the left. The...


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1592 - Dioecesis Colonensis

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Detailed map of the Cologne region of Germany. Centered on the Rhine River with east at the top. Major cities shown included Cologne, Dusseldorf, Duisburg, and Wessel The present map was produced by two of the primary Cologne School mapmakers,...


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1592 - Trier

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Nice example of this scarce map of Trier region, oriented with east at top of the map. 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...


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1592 - Habes hic candide lector exactam Westphaliae descriptionem . . .

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Detailed map of the Westfalia region, oriented with east at the top. Includes Munster, Osnabruck, Meppen, etc. 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 - Comitatus Waldeck Accurate Descriptus

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Detailed map of a part of the eastern section of Germany, centered near Mullhausen in Thuringa, with Waldeck in the southeastern corner. The present map was produced by two of the primary Cologne School mapmakers, Johann Bussemacher and Matthias Quad....


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1592 - Mansfeldiae Comitatus Descriptio . . .

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Detailed map of the region centered on Mansfeld. 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...


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1592 - Hessenlandt . . . .

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Fine map of the Hesse region of Germany, oriented with East at the top. Marburg is near the center of the map. Frankfurt on the Main River at the far right of the map. The present map was produced by two of the primary Cologne School mapmakers,...


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1592 - Westphaliae Totius Decriptio

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Detailed map of the Westfalia region, oriented with east at the top. The Weser River is at the eastern (top part of the map), with the Netherlands at the west side of the map. Munster is near the center of the map. Also includes Osnabruck and...