Persia Sive Sophorum Regnum

Johannes Janssonius (*1588 - 1664)
Coloured map of Iraq, Iran. Printed in Amsterdam by Janssonius circa 1650.

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Interesting hand coloured copper engraved map of Persia by J. Janssonius. With one beautiful coloured cartouche and a sailing ship. Covering parts of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan. From "Atlas Novus", German text on verso.


CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitlePersia Sive Sophorum Regnum
Publisher, YearJanssonius, Amsterdam, circa 1650
Plate Size38.0 x 49.4 cm (15.0 x 19.4 inches)
Sheet Size49.1 x 57.8 cm (19.3 x 22.8 inches)
ReferenceNordenskiöld I 237, 64


Minor restoration on lower frame, one crease in lower margin. Overall very good conditions.


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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Coloured map of Iraq, Iran. Printed in Amsterdam by Janssonius circa 1650.

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