Lionnois, Forest, Beauiolois et Masconnois

Johannes Janssonius (*1588 - 1664)
Old coloured map of Lyon. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1650.

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Detailed original hand coloured map of the area between the Pays de Bresse on the North and the Lyonnais printed by Joan Jansson. Showing the towns Lyon and Vienne at the Rivers Saône and Rhone. Oriented to the West. Two beautiful coloured cartouches and coat of arms.


CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitleLionnois, Forest, Beauiolois et Masconnois
Publisher, YearAmsterdam, circa 1650
Plate Size37.3 x 48.9 cm (14.7 x 19.3 inches)


Manuscript numbers in margin by old hand, two vertical creases, some browning, overall fine 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 Lyon. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1650.

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