Janssonius' map of the south-western provinces of China, beautiful coloured by a contemporary hand. Re-issued by G. Valk and P. Schenk. Decorated with two figural cartouches, a legend and three sailing ships.
Marginal soiling or spotting mainly in margin, lower centrefold backed in margin. Printed on strong and stable paper. A very good copy with wide margin.
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 Hainan, Southwest China. Printed in Amsterdam by G. Valk & P. Schenk in 1720.
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