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Spain & Portugal (Iberian Peninsula) by Cornelis Danckerts. c. 1640

Cornelis Danckerts (1603-56) was a member of the well-known Amsterdam family of engravers, mapmakers and printseller. He published numerous single-sheet maps which are now very scarce.
The map is framed by decorative borders on three sides. The top border is occupied by six town views in oval frames, all close copies of the depictions offered on Visscher's 1623 map. The engraver also faithfully copied Visscher's groups of costumed figures.


The Danckerts Family.

The Danckerts family of Amsterdam was one of the best-known print and map sellers in 17th century Amsterdam. Their business activity covered a vast period, from ca. 1633. From 1669 until 1701, father Justus and his sons had their shop in the ‘Calverstraet in de Danckbaerheyt’.

Cornelis Danckerts (1561-1631) was a printseller born in Amsterdam and active in Antwerp.

Cornelis Danckerts, the elder (1603-1656) was an engraver and publisher in Amsterdam and Nieuwendijk. Son of Cornelis (above), whom he succeeded in 1631.

The house of Danckerts gained its greatest fame from Justus Danckerts (1635-1701 - son of Cornelis the elder) and his two sons, Theodorus and Cornelis. Dancker Danckerts (1634-1666), the elder brother of Justus, was known for his etchings of paintings, maps, and publications.

The grandfather, father, and sons were highly skilled and excellent artistic drafters and engravers. They are famous for the edition of their Atlas, which appeared from ca. 1686, and for several monumental and beautiful wall maps and views. However, compared with that published by the Blaeu's or Janssonius's, their cartographic work has attracted little attention and has never received proper recognition.

 On 14 August 1684, Justus and his sons obtained the privilege from the States of Holland for their publications. In 1713, twelve years after Justus Danckerts, the heirs decided to sell part of the stock of maps and atlases and many copperplates. In 1727, after the death of the last surviving brother Theodorus, a final sale took place.

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Nova et accurata Tabula Hispaniae Praecipuis Urbibus Vestitu Insignibus et Antiquitatibus exornata.

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Item Number:  28211
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Spain and Portugal
References: Schilder 6 - #105.1

Old, antique map of Spain & Portugal (Iberian Peninsula), by Cornelis Danckerts.

Title: Nova et accurata Tabula Hispaniae Praecipuis Urbibus Vestitu Insignibus et Antiquitatibus exornata.
per Cornelium Dankerum.

First state (of two).

Date of the first edition: c. 1640.
Date of this map: c. 1640.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 400 x 550mm (15.75 x 21.65 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Trimmed to neatline and mounted on paper at an early time.
Condition Rating: A.
References: Schilder 6, 105.1

From: Separate publication.

Cornelis Danckerts (1603-56) was a member of the well-known Amsterdam family of engravers, mapmakers and printseller. He published numerous single-sheet maps which are now very scarce.
The map is framed by decorative borders on three sides. The top border is occupied by six town views in oval frames, all close copies of the depictions offered on Visscher's 1623 map. The engraver also faithfully copied Visscher's groups of costumed figures.


The Danckerts Family.

The Danckerts family of Amsterdam was one of the best-known print and map sellers in 17th century Amsterdam. Their business activity covered a vast period, from ca. 1633. From 1669 until 1701, father Justus and his sons had their shop in the ‘Calverstraet in de Danckbaerheyt’.

Cornelis Danckerts (1561-1631) was a printseller born in Amsterdam and active in Antwerp.

Cornelis Danckerts, the elder (1603-1656) was an engraver and publisher in Amsterdam and Nieuwendijk. Son of Cornelis (above), whom he succeeded in 1631.

The house of Danckerts gained its greatest fame from Justus Danckerts (1635-1701 - son of Cornelis the elder) and his two sons, Theodorus and Cornelis. Dancker Danckerts (1634-1666), the elder brother of Justus, was known for his etchings of paintings, maps, and publications.

The grandfather, father, and sons were highly skilled and excellent artistic drafters and engravers. They are famous for the edition of their Atlas, which appeared from ca. 1686, and for several monumental and beautiful wall maps and views. However, compared with that published by the Blaeu's or Janssonius's, their cartographic work has attracted little attention and has never received proper recognition.

 On 14 August 1684, Justus and his sons obtained the privilege from the States of Holland for their publications. In 1713, twelve years after Justus Danckerts, the heirs decided to sell part of the stock of maps and atlases and many copperplates. In 1727, after the death of the last surviving brother Theodorus, a final sale took place.

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