Bavariae Superioris et Inferioris nova descriptio.

Johannes Janssonius (*1588 - 1664)
Antique map of Bavaria. Printed in Amsterdam by Janssonius circa 1640.

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Very detailed mid 17th century copper engraved map of Bavaria from J. Janssonius. Showing the area between Augsburg, Salzburg, Passau and Amberg. With two beautiful cartouches and a coat of arms. Rare separate issued sheet without the text on verso.


CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitleBavariae Superioris et Inferioris nova descriptio.
Publisher, YearJanssonius, Amsterdam, circa 1640
Plate Size38.3 x 46.8 cm (15.1 x 18.4 inches)
Sheet Size41.5 x 53.4 cm (16.3 x 21.0 inches)


Centrefold backed, some minor creases right to lower centrefold, one tear in right margin backed, otherwise fine.


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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Antique map of Bavaria. Printed in Amsterdam by Janssonius circa 1640.

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