HIBERNIAE BRITANICAE INSULAE NOVA DESCRIPTIO ERYN IRLANDT
Scarce and highly collectable map of Ireland by Mathias Quad and engraved by Bussemacher Bottom left of map I.B. engraved.
Top right portrait of Elizabeth 1st. The map was plagiarized and reduced from Ortelius famous map of Ireland (but this is much scarcer).
First edition 1596 This second printing 1608
Latin text verso.
Uncoloured as issued
Very good condition
Publication: Matthias Quad's Fasciculus Geographicus Complectens
code : M4589
Cartographer : QUAD Matthias
Date : 1596 / 1608 Cologne
Size : 22*31 cms
availability : Sold
Price : Sold
Matthias Quad (1557-1613) was a geographer, humanist and engraver who studied in Heidelberg and later worked from both Cologne and Heidelberg. Quad was an important figure in Cologne, publishing under a number of pseudonyms as well as his own name, during this early period and would certainly have come under the influence of Frans Hogenberg who engraved the maps for Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" and who, with Georg Braun, involved Quad in engraving some of the maps in their great town book, the "Civitates Orbis Terrarum". Quad helped to establish Cologne as the centre of German map production and consequently established the city's important role in terms of European cartography at this time.