Territorium Francofurtense. Amstelodami Apud Ioannem Ianßonium.

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

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Description

Beautiful mid 17th century copper engraved map of the area around Frankfurt from J. Janssonius. Oriented to the South. With two beautiful cartouches and a mileage scale. Rare separate issued sheet without the text on verso.

Details

CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitleTerritorium Francofurtense. Amstelodami Apud Ioannem Ianßonium.
Publisher, YearJanssonius, Amsterdam, circa 1640
Plate Size38.0 x 48.8 cm (15.0 x 19.2 inches)
Sheet Size41.7 x 54.0 cm (16.4 x 21.3 inches)

Condition

Excellent conditions.

Cartographer

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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