Mr. Vignaud's Maps: Unraveling a Cartographic Mystery from the Golden Age of Dutch Cartography

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Lacus Lemani

Lacus Lemani; Vicinorumq. Locorum Nova et Accurata Descriptio

Jansson, Jan, and Jodocus Hondius. Lacus Lemani Vicinorumque Locorum Nova Et Accurata Descriptio. [Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1630.]

Lacus Lemani: Vicinorumq, Locorum Nova et Accurata Descriptio (Lake Geneva, France and Switzerland) was published by Jodocus Hondius and was originally published in 1631, but also included in atlases until 1633. The Vignaud Map Collection includes three copies of this state, but this particular version includes a manuscript "53" in the upper right corner of the verso, as well as tide stains along the top edge. The tide stains suggest that the map was folded and possibly bound into a volume at the time that it was exposed to the liquid.

Lacus Lemani; Vicinorumq. Locorum Nova et Accurata Descriptio

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Jansson, Jan, and Jodocus Hondius. Lacus Lemani Vicinorumque Locorum Nova Et Accurata Descriptio. [Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1630.