Europam sive Celticam veterem. Sic Describere conabur Abrahamus Ortelius

Johannes Janssonius (*1588 - 1664)
Old coloured map of the European continent. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1642.

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Description

Historical map of Europe, originally attributed to Ortelius also published in Hondius / Mercator Atlas Novus with different catouches. French text on back.

Details

CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitleEuropam sive Celticam veterem. Sic Describere conabur Abrahamus Ortelius
Publisher, YearAmsterdam, 1642
Plate Size35.3 x 46.8 cm (13.9 x 18.4 inches)
ReferenceKoeman II 455

Condition

Overall age toning, top left a bit stronger. Otherwise fine condition.

Cartographer

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: Europam sive Celticam veterem. Sic Describere conabur Abrahamus Ortelius.
Old coloured map of the European continent. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1642.

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