Very attractive map of the Normandy in France with the Channel to England by Jan Jansson. Various ships and coats of arms are shown.
Manuscript numbers in top margin by old hand, some overall age toning, repair on centrefold in lower margin, 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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Johannes Janssonius: Normandia Ducatus.
Coloured map of the Normandy. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1650.
France - Janssonius, Johannes - Normandia Ducatus