Mr. Vignaud's Maps: Unraveling a Cartographic Mystery from the Golden Age of Dutch Cartography
Ducatus Holsatiae Nova tabula
Ducatus Holsatiae Nova Tabula (Holstein, Germany) was published by Henricus Hondius multiple times between 1630 and 1633 and included in several different atlases. Unlike other maps in this volume the Ducatus Holsatiae Nova Tabula has a manuscript "55" written in the upper right corner of the recto. However, there are also three additional manuscript numbers on the verso. The "8" and "33" are crossed out, suggesting that this particular state was included in other bound volumes, but the remaining manuscript "11" fits the sequence of the other maps in the composite atlas. An additional feature of these maps is the presence of a description written in French of the subject of the map. In this case the verso reads "Duche d'Olsace."