Beautiful copper engraved map of Western Flanders by J. Janssonius. Showing the coast line from Nieuport over Dunkirk to Calais. With sailing ships, decorative cartouche and compass rose. Latin text on verso.
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: Flandriae Pars Occidentalis.
Antique map of Dunkirk, Calais, Belgium. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1647.
Belgium - Janssonius, Johannes - Flandriae Pars Occidentalis