Carte de l'Europe corrigée et augmentée...

Carte de l'Europe corrigée et augmentée...

[Paris] Rue St. Jaques
Michel Van Lochem
Size : 42,5 x 57 cm
Color : Hand Colored
Condition : Marginal defects including cracks, soiling and repairs, small hole at center fold
Technique : Copper engraving
Reference : 759-16

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Decorative map of 17th-century Europe.

This map extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to parts of Tartary, Asia, and Arabia in the east. In the north, it includes the Northern Ocean, a portion of Greenland, Iceland, and Russia, and extends south to include a part of Northern Africa. It provides detailed representations of Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Hungary, Greece, and the Baltic countries. The map is adorned with a title cartouche and a dedication cartouche to Pierre Petit, the king's Secretary. The sea is illustrated with several ships and sea monsters, while the land features polar bears in Northern Russia and lions in Africa.


Michel Van Lochom (1601-1647) was the son of a Flemish engraver. He became a member of the guild of St. Luke's in Antwerp in 1613, where he was a pupil of Abraham van Merlen, and he became a master of the guild in 1621. In 1625 he moved to Paris and ten years later set up shop in the rue St Jacques, under the sign of the White Crowned Rose. He was active as an engraver and publisher of prints until his death in 1647. Lochom is the king's engraver for intaglio.