Detailed original hand coloured map of the Languedoc in South France by Jan Jansson. Showing the coast with the River Rhone and the towns Arles, Avignon, Narbonne and Toulouse. With three coloured cartouches, a sailing ship and a compass rose.
Manuscript numbers in margin by old hand, one crease in upper right corner, overall excellent 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: Languedoc.
Old coloured map of the Languedoc. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1650.
France - Janssonius, Johannes - Languedoc