Attractive engraved map of the Northern Dvina with original old colours. Showing the river in three horizontal strips from its fountain to Arkhangelsk where it discharges into the White Sea. With two figural cartouches. Re-issue of the Janssonius plate by Moses Pitt.
Minor centrefold splitting in margin backed. Very good condition.
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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Johannes Janssonius: Dwinae Fluvii, Nova Descriptio.
Coloured map of Sewernaja Dwina, Northern Dvina. Printed in London by Johannes van Waesbergen, Moses Pitt circa 1680.
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