This is a beautiful example of Janvier's 1783 decorative map of Turkey in Europe. Janvier's map covers from Croatia and the boot of Italy eastward as far as the Crimea, the Black Sea, Cappadocia, and Cyprus. It extends southwards as far as Crete and north to the Hungarian border. The map includes the modern day countries of Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Serbia and Bosnia. The Greek Isles are particularly well represented.
When this map was drawn this region was dominated by the waning Ottoman hegemony. The Ottomans would nevertheless continue to exert a powerful influence on this region until the early 19th century.
A decorative title cartouche appears in the lower left quadrant. Drawn by J. Janvier 1783 for issue as plate no. 23 in Jean Lattre's 1783 issue of the Atlas Moderne.
Jean or Robert Janvier (fl. 1746 - 1776) was a Paris based cartographer active in the mid to late 18th century. Janvier true first name is a matter of debate, as it appears as it often appears as either Jean or Robert. More commonly, Janvier simply signed his maps Signor Janvier. By the late 18th century Janvier seems to have been awarded the title of "Geographe Avec Privilege du Roi" and this designations appears on many of his latter maps. Janvier worked with many of the most prominent French, English and Italian map publishers of his day, including Faden, Lattre, Bonne, Santini, Zannoni, Delamarche, and Desnos. Learn More...
Jean Lattré (170x - 178x) was a Paris based bookseller, engraver, globe maker, calligrapher, and map publisher active in the mid to late 18th century. Lattré published a large corpus of maps, globes, and atlases in conjunction with a number of other important French cartographic figures, including Janvier, Zannoni, Bonne and Delamarche. He is also known to have worked with other European cartographers such as William Faden of London and the Italian cartographer Santini. Map piracy and copyright violations were common in 18th century France. Paris court records indicate that Lattré brought charges against several other period map publishers, including fellow Frenchman Desnos and the Italian map engraver Zannoni, both of whom he accused of copying his work. Lattré likes trained his wife Madame Lattré (né Vérard), as an engraver, as a late 18th century trade card promotes the world of 'Lattré et son Epouse.' Lattré's offices and bookshop were located at 20 rue St. Jaques, Paris, France. Later in life he relocated to Bordeaux. Learn More...
Lattre, Jean, Atlas Moderne ou Collection de Cartes sur Toutes les Parties du Globe Terrestre, c. 1783.
Very good. Minor wear and toning along original centerfold. Original platemark visible. Minor foxing and stains over top right quadrant.
Rumsey 2612.047. Phillips (Atlases) 664. National Maritime Museum, 215. British Library (World), col. 384-385 (1762-1785 eds.).