Münster and Osnabrück (diocese) – Episcopatus Monasteriensis et Osnabrugensis
by Justus Danckerts
Date of first edition: ca. 1696
Date of this map: 1696
Dimensions (not including margins): 60 x 49,5 cm
Condition: Good. Lovely old colours. Central (horizontal) fold as published, with two small tears left and right. Age-toning. Smaller margins top and bottom but more than sufficient to frame.
Condition rating: A
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The Danckerts family
The Danckerts family were notable print and map sellers, and engravers in Amsterdam for nearly a hundred years, between 1630 and 1727.
Initially, Justus I Danckerts (1635-1701; the son of the business founder Cornelius Danckerts) was a book and print publisher based in Amsterdam. In the early 1680s, Justus decided to embark upon a new project, an atlas with all the maps made in house. Between 1680 and 1700, Justus an his three sons Cornelis, Theodorus, Justus II published several editions of their Danckerts Atlas. Their maps were in demand for the wonderful decorative quality of their engraving rather than for their accuracy.
The plates finally have been sold to R. & J. Ottens how published them on their own name.
The top left of the map shows a part of the Netherlands between Groningen en de Achterhoek.