|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Artist||Chatelain, Henri Abraham|
|Dimensions||332 x 297 mm|
A highly informative map of Europe, stretching from north Africa to the Baltic Sea. It shows the locations of various royal dynasties including the Goths, the Lombards, the Ostrogoths, and the Visigoths, as well as the kings of France, Italy, and Spain. Numerous keys identify the principal towns and states and a lengthy set of tables list all the various European kings in chronological order. From the 1720 edition of 'Atlas Historique'.
Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684 - 1743) was a Dutch cartographer of Parisian origins, who lived and worked in St. Martins, London (c. 1710), The Hague (c. 1721), and Amsterdam (c. 1728). He is best known for the seminal seven volume Atlas Historique (published in Amsterdam, 1705 - 20) which combined maps and topography with scholarly studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography. The Atlas was a family undertaking, managed by Henri and his father, Zacharie, and going through a number of editions. The majority of the maps for the work were engraved by Henri after charts by De L'Isle.
Condition: Central vertical fold, as issued.