1747 La Feuille Map of Alsace, France
Description: A stunning map of Alcase, France drawn by J. Ratelband in 1735. Includes both Basse Alsace and Haute Alsace. Covers from Fribourg in the northwest, eastward past Strasbourg and the Rhine River as far as Rordorff and Kilberg. Dutch language title along the top border. Engraved by Jan van Jagen for issue as plate no. 14 in J. Ratelbandís 1747 Geographisch-Toneel.
Date: 1747 (dated 1735)
Source: Geographisch-Toneel Of uitgezochte Kaarten, Tot gemak der Officieren, Reisigers en Liefhebbers; Behelsende alle de generale Kaarten ..., (1747 J. Ratelband issue.)
Cartographer: Johannes Ratelband was a European map publisher based in Amsterdam. Ratelband is a rather obscure fellow, but is known to have published a series of European maps and views in association with the La Feuille family. Click here for a list of rare maps from Johannes Ratelband.
Cartographer: Jan and Carl van Jagen were active engravers based in Amsterdam. The Jagens were active throughout the 18th century and are known to have engraved maps for such prominent Dutch firms as Ottens, De La Feuille and Ratelband. Despite a fairly large corpus of work, little else is known of these elusive figures. Click here for a list of rare maps from Jan and Carl van Jagen.
Size: Printed area measures 10.25 x 7 inches (26.035 x 17.78 centimeters)
Condition: Very good condition. Minor discoloration and wear along original foldlines. Original platemark visible.
Code: Rhyn-lafeuille-1747 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)