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About This Exhibit
Mr. Vignaud's Maps: Unraveling a Cartographic Mystery from the Golden Age of Dutch Cartography is the result of the project and on-going research of Erin Platte and Tim Utter with the Vignaud Map Collection. The project was launched in order to identify the provenance of the maps in the University of Michigan Stephen S. Clark Library's collection. This research resulted in a physical exhibit at the Stephen S. Clark Library with the same name and two presentations, one entitled "Solving a Cartographic Collection Mystery: Reconciling the Maps of the Jansson-Hondius Appendices and Theatri in the Vignaud Map Collection," which was given at the North American Cartographic Information Society's annual meeting in Portland, Oregon in October 2012, and the other called "Mr. Vignaud's Maps: A Look Inside with the Curators," which was presented on March 22, 2018.
The frontispiece of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas of 1633.
Blaeu, Joan, and Willem Janszoon Blaeu. Atlas Maior of 1665. Koln: Taschen, 2005. p.52.
We would like to thank Cathleen Baker, PhD, U-M Library’s former Conservator, who provided immense help to us in understanding the complexities of 17th century paper and printing. We would also like to thank Peter van der Krogt, PhD, author of Koeman’s Atlantes Neerlandici, the major work on the bibliographic history of Dutch mapmaking. This work is a significant update and reworking of Cornelis Koeman’s Atlantes Neerlandici. For the the French maps in our study we used Mireille Pastoureau’s Les Atlas Francais XVIe-XVIIe Siècles (French Atlases of the 16th-17th Centuries). We would also like to thank Meghan Musolff, who provided immense assistance and direction during the creation of this online exhibit.
Exhibit curated by Erin Platte & Tim Utter.
Text written by Tim Utter & Erin Platte.
Physical exhibit design by Laura Magnusson and Erin Platte.
Profile of Amsterdam from the IJ
Willem Blaeu (1571-1638), Amsterdam, 1606
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