Prodromus geographicus hoc est archiepiscopatus Coloniensis annexarumq[ue] et vicinarum aliquot regionum descriptio nova

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Map 1. Archiepiscopatus Coloniensis pars australis -- Map 2. Archiepiscopatus Coloniensis pars septentrionalis -- Map 3. Ducatus Westphaliæ cum annexis -- Map 4. Paderbornensis episcopatus descriptio nova / Ioanne Gigante Ludense D. Med. et Math. authore -- Map 5. Episcopatus Monasteriensis pars australis -- Map 6. Episcopatus Monasteriensis pars septentrionalis -- Map 7. Corbeiensis dioecesis pro ut nunc est descriptio nova / authore Joanne Gigante D. Medico et Mathemat. -- Map 8. Colonia Agrippina -- Map 9. Novesium vulgo Neus; urbs ubiorum Rhenana qualis ante bellum Belgicum fuit ad viuum delineata -- Map 10. Verona, nunc Bonna, Communiter, Bonn oppidum supra Coloniam Agrippinam, ad Rheni flumen / illus Fre. 1620 -- Map 11. Brula, vulgari idiomate. Broell ante bellum -- Map 12. Sontina, Zunß Oppidum ad Rheni ripas, telonio famosum. Anno 1620 -- Map 13. Monasterium, urbs in media Westphalia celeberrimi nominis, metropolitica dignitate, & episcopatu clara / de quo Albertus Krantzius, in sua Saxonia lib. 2. Cap: 16 -- Map 14. Osnabrugum elegans Saxoniae opp. -- Map 15. Wesalia inferior -- Map 16. Arnsberg


Alternative title Prodromvs geographicvs hoc est archiepiscopatvs Coloniensis annexarvmq[ue] et vicinarvm aliqvot regionvm descriptio nova
Uniform title Gigas, Johann Michael, approximately 1582-1637?. Prodromus geographicus
Type of resource cartographic
Form electronic; computer; online resource
Extent 1 atlas ([7] leaves, [1] leaf, [1] leaf of plates, [11] double leaves of plates) : 16 hand-colored maps, including 14 double (engravings) ; 40 cm (fol.)
Place Germany
Place [Cologne
Publisher Hogenberg]
Publication date 1620; anno salutis 1620
Issuance monographic
Language Latin
Map data Scales differ ; E 5°51'00"--E 15°02'00"/N 55°07'00"--N 47°16'00").


Author Gigas, Johann Michael, approximately 1582-1637?
Author Krantz, Albert, -1517
Engraver Hogenberg, Frans, approximately 1539-1590


Subject Europe > Maps > Early works to 1800
Subject Germany > Maps > Early works to 1800
Subject Rhine River > Maps > Early works to 1800
Genre Atlas
Genre Cartographic image-cri

Bibliographic information

Statement of responsibility Ioanne Gigante D. Med. et Mathem. authore.
Note Atlas of the Archbishopric of Cologne.
Note Relief shown pictorially.
Note Latitudinal and longitudinal lines along margins.
Note Vellum binding.
Note Last leaf blank (included in leaf description).
Note Engraved, hand-colored title page, head and tail-pieces throughout.
Note Dedication, introductory text.
Note Descriptive text accompanies maps on versos; descriptive text on some maps.
Note Decorative cartouches, bar scales, coats of arms.
Note Maps show topography, vegetation (including crops), waterways.
Note Illustrations of cities, ships, figures, flora and fauna.
Note "Cum privilegio" on some maps.
Note Maps 8 is a bird's eye view; 9-16 are views.
Note Maps 9-12 appear together on one double plate; 13-15 appear together on next double plate.
Language German on Maps 12, 16.
Local note This copy has pencil inscription inside front cover: 62; and extensive ink inscription.
Local note Marginalia (including map number) on Maps 1-7.
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Location electronic resource

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