Episcopatus Hildesiensis descriptio novissima

Johannes Janssonius (*1588 - 1664)
Antique map of Hildesheim, Lower Saxony. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1630.

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Copper engraved map of Lower Saxony centred around Hildesheim by J. Janssonius. Showing the area from Hannover and Braunschweig in the North, towards Einbeck in the Southern Hundsruck. With one cartouche and coat-of-arms. Without text on verso.


CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitleEpiscopatus Hildesiensis descriptio novissima
Publisher, YearAmsterdam, circa 1630
Plate Size40.0 x 44.3 cm (15.7 x 17.4 inches)
Sheet Size41.8 x 53.7 cm (16.5 x 21.1 inches)


Lower margin just cut into the frame, otherwise perfect.


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 Hildesheim, Lower Saxony. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1630.

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