Old coloured map of Benin, Guinea. Printed circa 1660.

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Very attractive map of Guinea and Benin. Various animals and ships are shown. Dutch text on verso.


CartographerJohannes Janssonius
Publisher, Yearcirca 1660
Plate Size38.2 x 51.9 cm (15.0 x 20.4 inches)


Uncut wide margin, minor age toning, repair on upper centerfold.


Johannes Janssonius also known as Jan Jansson was born 1588 in Arnhem, Netherlands. His father was a bookseller and publisher (Jan Janszoon the Elder). When he married the daughter of the cartographer Jodocus Hondius he also set up a business as book publisher in Amsterdam. His first map was published in 1616. Around 15 years later he set up a partnership with his brother in law Hondius add issued further editions of the Mercator/Hondius atlas. After his death in 1664, his heirs still have published several maps. Many of his plates have been acquired by Pieter Schenk and Gerard Valk.

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Old coloured map of Benin, Guinea. Printed circa 1660.

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