Antique map of the Odenwald, Bergstrasse, Erbach. Printed in Amsterdam by Janssonius circa 1650.

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Nice mid 17th century copper engraved map of the Odenwald region of P. Kaerius by J. Janssonius. With two cartouche, a compass rose and coat of arms. Covering the region between Worms, Heidelberg, Collenberg and Aschaffenburg with Erbach in the centre. Rare separate issued sheet without the text on verso.


CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitleErpach Comitatus
Publisher, YearJanssonius, Amsterdam, circa 1650
Plate Size35.0 x 47.4 cm (13.8 x 18.7 inches)
Sheet Size41.7 x 52.4 cm (16.4 x 20.6 inches)


Lower centrefold backed in margin, one small brown spot. Excellent conditions.


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 the Odenwald, Bergstrasse, Erbach. Printed in Amsterdam by Janssonius circa 1650.

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