Coloured map of the Normandy, Northwest France. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1650.

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Detailed original hand coloured map of the Normandy, Northwest of France printed by Joan Jansson. With three coloured cartouches.


CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitlePicardia vera et inferior
Publisher, YearAmsterdam, circa 1650
Plate Size39.3 x 54.1 cm (15.5 x 21.3 inches)


Manuscript numbers in margin by old hand, small tears in lower margin, centrefold backed in lower margin, 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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Coloured map of the Normandy, Northwest France. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1650.

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