Coloured map of Germany. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

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Beautifully colored copper engraved map of ancient Central Europe after Abraham Ortelius by J. Janssonius. Engraved by the famous Flemish engraver Pieter van den Keere. To the upper left a title cartouche, the lower left cartouche with places of uncertain location. The map is dedicated in the lower left cartouche to Iacobus Monavius by Abraham Ortelius. From the early French edition of the Mercator Atlas of 1633. French text on the verso.


CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitleGermaniae Veteris typus
Publisher, YearH. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1633
Plate Size37.9 x 47.2 cm (14.9 x 18.6 inches)
Sheet Size46.7 x 56.2 cm (18.4 x 22.1 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 2000H:1A


Very 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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Coloured map of Germany. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

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