Beautifully coloured map of the Odenwald region by J. Janssonius. Engraved by the famous Flemish engraver Pieter van den Keere (also Kerius). With two cartouche, a compass rose and coat of arms. Covering the region between Worms, Heidelberg, Collenberg and Aschaffenburg with Erbach in the centre. Decorated with two beautiful cartouches, a coat of arms and a compass rose. From the French edition of the Atlas Novus, published in 1633.
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: Erpach Comitatus.
Coloured map of the Odenwald, Bergstrasse, Erbach. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.
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