Principatus Walliae Pars Borealis vulgo North Wales

Johannes Janssonius (*1588 - 1664)
Old coloured map of North Wales. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Janssonius in 1646.

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Antique map of North Wales by Johannes Janssonius. Showing the north of Wales with the island of Anglesey. Decorated with two cartouches, two coats of arms, sailing ships and a compass rose. This is the first edition which appeared in the Latin edition of Janssonius' Atlas Novus from 1646. Latin text on verso. With old colouring.


CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitlePrincipatus Walliae Pars Borealis vulgo North Wales
Publisher, YearJ. Janssonius, Amsterdam, 1646-59
Plate Size40.5 x 51.4 cm (15.9 x 20.2 inches)
Sheet Size49.3 x 59.5 cm (19.4 x 23.4 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 5501:1


Somewhat browned and stained. 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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Old coloured map of North Wales. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Janssonius in 1646.

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