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Venice by J. Boisseau. (Venezia) 1648

Jean Boisseau (flourished 1637-1658)

 Jean Boisseau, a prolific map editor, remains somewhat mysterious. He was mentioned for the first time in the Parisian archives in 1631: he was then described as "master illuminator", a title from which he would never give up. A little later, in 1635, he became a "nautical chart illuminator". Finally, in 1636, he published several works of heraldry, genealogy and chronology.

At the same time, he had a few maps engraved. In 1641 he reissued Jean Leclerc's Theatre and published the Topographie françoise de Châtillon. The following year, he improved Leclerc's atlas, which became his own Théatre des Gaules. In 1643, he copied Mercator-Hondius' Atlas Minor for his small Trésor des cartes géographiques. Very active until 1648, the date of the publication of the Théatre des Citéz and the second edition of the Topographie.

Boisseau then disappears without leaving any heirs. Jean Boissevin recovered part of his collection and gave a reissue of the Trésor in 1653 and the Topographie in 1655.

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Description de Lopulente et Magnifique Ville de Venise.

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Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Italy - Cities

Old antique panoramic view of Venice (Venezia) by Jean Boisseau.

Title: Description de Lopulente et Magnifique Ville de Venise.
A Paris chez L. Boissevin / rue St. Jacques.

Date of the first edition: 1648.
Date of this map: 1648.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Map size: 275 x 690mm (10.83 x 27.17 inches).
Sheet size: 375 x 890mm (14.76 x 35.04 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Excellent.
Condition Rating: A+.

From: Theatre des Citez, ou Recueil de plusieurs villes, dont les noms suivent par ordre alphabetique; Selon qu'ils sont contenues en ce present volume. Paris, Jean Boisseau, 1648.

According to Moretto, this is the first state (with the address of Boissevin).
Pastoureau describes the first state with the address of Boisseau.

Jean Boisseau (flourished 1637-1658)

 Jean Boisseau, a prolific map editor, remains somewhat mysterious. He was mentioned for the first time in the Parisian archives in 1631: he was then described as "master illuminator", a title from which he would never give up. A little later, in 1635, he became a "nautical chart illuminator". Finally, in 1636, he published several works of heraldry, genealogy and chronology.

At the same time, he had a few maps engraved. In 1641 he reissued Jean Leclerc's Theatre and published the Topographie françoise de Châtillon. The following year, he improved Leclerc's atlas, which became his own Théatre des Gaules. In 1643, he copied Mercator-Hondius' Atlas Minor for his small Trésor des cartes géographiques. Very active until 1648, the date of the publication of the Théatre des Citéz and the second edition of the Topographie.

Boisseau then disappears without leaving any heirs. Jean Boissevin recovered part of his collection and gave a reissue of the Trésor in 1653 and the Topographie in 1655.

References: Pastoureau - p. 68, Boisseau 1 (35); Moretto - p. 220, #102 State 2