Insulae Corsicae Nova & accurata Descriptio

Johannes Janssonius (*1588 - 1664)
Old coloured map of Corse, Corsica. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Janssonius in 1646.

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Beautiful old coloured engraved map of Corsica. Decorated with several sailing ships, sea monsters, a figurative text cartouche, a coat of arms and a mileage scale surrounded by Aquarius and putti. German text on the verso.


CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitleInsulae Corsicae Nova & accurata Descriptio
Publisher, YearJ. Janssonius, Amsterdam, 1646-57
Plate Size38.6 x 50.5 cm (15.2 x 19.9 inches)
Sheet Size45.9 x 54.8 cm (18.1 x 21.6 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 7520:1B; Cervoni, F.: Image de la Corse: 120 cartes de la Corse des origines à 1831, No. 37


Tear in the lower margin of the centerfold backed just into the image. Very good condition with beautiful old coloring.


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 Corse, Corsica. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Janssonius in 1646.

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