This product is successfully added to your cart
Questions about this product? (#13663)

Napoli, by Gerard de Jode. 1593

Gerard and Cornelis de Jode

Gerard de Jode (Judaeus) (1508(?)-1591), a native of Nijmegen, began his career as a printer and engraver in Antwerp about 1550. He lived on the Catelijne Veste, or on "de Catte", near the Bourse. He was in regular contact with Christoffel Plantin, to whom he sold many prints and maps. De Jode's business, which must have been a major one among the many booksellers and printers in Antwerp, was represented at the Frankfurt fair, where de Jode bought maps which he later copied or re-sold. Most of the maps sold by De Jode have prototypes of Italian or German origin. Apart of his many separately published maps, Gerard de Jode is known for his atlas, Speculum Orbis Terrarum, published in 1578. Part of the engraving was done by himself, part by brothers Jan and Lucas van Doetecum.
Gerard de Jode and Abraham Ortelius, both of whom made their living partly as map sellers, were competitors and apparently not always on good terms.
After the death of Gerard de Jode in 1591, the business was carried on by his widow Pascale van Gelder, and by his son Cornelis (1568-1600). The latter, who was more a publisher than an engraver, reissued the Speculum in 1593, adding new maps and revising others.
Despite all its deficiencies, the Speculum must have had a good reputation. It is mentioned alongside with Mercator's Atlas and Ortelius's Theatrum in Petrus Montanus's preface to the Germania Inferior of Pieter van den Keere.

back

Neapolitani Regni exacta ac diligens delineatio Authore Pyrrho Ligorio.

€4500  ($5265 / £3825)
add to cart
questions?

Item Number:  13663
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Italy
References: Van der Krogt 3 - 7400:32; Karrow - 51/5.2; Pane & Valerio (Napoli) - #15

Old, antique map of Napoli (Kingdom), by Gerard de Jode.

Title: Neapolitani Regni exacta ac diligens delineatio Authore Pyrrho Ligorio.

Oriented to the northeast.

Date of the first edition: 1578.
Date of this map: 1593.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 385 x 530mm (15.16 x 20.87 inches).
Verso: Latin text.
Condition: Old coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: .
References: Vander Krogt 3, 7400:32; Karrow, 51/5.2; Pane & Valerio (Napoli), #15

From: Speculum Orbis Terrae. Antwerpen, G. De Jode, 1593. (Van der Krogt 3, 2:02)

Gerard and Cornelis de Jode

Gerard de Jode (Judaeus) (1508(?)-1591), a native of Nijmegen, began his career as a printer and engraver in Antwerp about 1550. He lived on the Catelijne Veste, or on "de Catte", near the Bourse. He was in regular contact with Christoffel Plantin, to whom he sold many prints and maps. De Jode's business, which must have been a major one among the many booksellers and printers in Antwerp, was represented at the Frankfurt fair, where de Jode bought maps which he later copied or re-sold. Most of the maps sold by De Jode have prototypes of Italian or German origin. Apart of his many separately published maps, Gerard de Jode is known for his atlas, Speculum Orbis Terrarum, published in 1578. Part of the engraving was done by himself, part by brothers Jan and Lucas van Doetecum.
Gerard de Jode and Abraham Ortelius, both of whom made their living partly as map sellers, were competitors and apparently not always on good terms.
After the death of Gerard de Jode in 1591, the business was carried on by his widow Pascale van Gelder, and by his son Cornelis (1568-1600). The latter, who was more a publisher than an engraver, reissued the Speculum in 1593, adding new maps and revising others.
Despite all its deficiencies, the Speculum must have had a good reputation. It is mentioned alongside with Mercator's Atlas and Ortelius's Theatrum in Petrus Montanus's preface to the Germania Inferior of Pieter van den Keere.

Related items

Greece, by Gerard de Jode

Greece, by Gerard de Jode 1578
Videbis Totius Grecia Limites Divisos per Motes ...
[Item number: 1434]

€3200  ($3744 / £2720)
Old, antique map of the Iberian Peninsula by Gerard de Jode

The Iberian Peninsula by Gerard de Jode 1578
Nova Descriptio Hispaniae.
[Item number: 1405]

€4700  ($5499 / £3995)
Old antique map of Bari and Basilicata by J. Blaeu

Bari and Basilicata by J. Blaeu 1662
Terra di Bari et Basilicata.
[Item number: 25214]

€390  ($456.3 / £331.5)
Old antique plan of Lake Agnano - Cumae by Braun & Hogenberg

Lake Agnano - Cumae by Braun & Hogenberg 1581
Vera deliniatio lacus Aniani, Antriq, letalis, ...
[Item number: 25339]

€500  ($585 / £425)
Old antique map of Southern Italy by M. Merian.

Southern Italy by M. Merian. 1638
Regno di Napoli.
[Item number: 25925]

€320  ($374.4 / £272)
Old, antique map of Padua and Venice - the vicinity of Rome by G. de Jode

Padua and Venice - the vicinity of Rome by G. de Jode 1593
Paduani Agri Eiusque Urbium Vicorum Castorum ...
[Item number: 12133]

€1100  ($1287 / £935)
Naples, by P. Van der Aa.,

Naples, by P. Van der Aa., 1713
Le Royaume de Naples.
[Item number: 26078]

€450  ($526.5 / £382.5)
Napoli (North) by G. Mercator.

Napoli (North) by G. Mercator. 1619
Abruzzo et Terra di Lavoro.
[Item number: 26116]

€300  ($351 / £255)
Old antique map of the Kingdom of Napoli, by Henricus Hondius.

The Kingdom of Napoli, by Henricus Hondius. 1641
Neapolitanum Regnum.
[Item number: 26406]

€450  ($526.5 / £382.5)
Old antique plan of Naples (Napoli) by Braun Georg & Hogenberg Frans

Naples (Napoli) by Braun Georg & Hogenberg Frans 1599
Roma.
[Item number: 26908]

€450  ($526.5 / £382.5)
Naples (Napoli) by Braun & Hogenberg

Naples (Napoli) by Braun & Hogenberg 1582
Haec est Nobilis, & Florens Illa Neapolis ...
[Item number: 25328]

€800  ($936 / £680)
Naples (Napoli), by Pieter Mortier.

Naples (Napoli), by Pieter Mortier. 1704
Napoli.
[Item number: 27910]

€2600  ($3042 / £2210)
Southern Italy, by Gerard Mercator.

Southern Italy, by Gerard Mercator. 1623
Puglia Piana, Terra di Barri, Terra di Otranto, ...
[Item number: 24912]

€450  ($526.5 / £382.5)