Monasteriensis Episcopatus

Johannes Janssonius (*1588 - 1664)
Antique map of North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower-Saxony. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Janssonius circa 1640.

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Description

West oriented copper engraved map of Lower-Saxony to North Rhine-Westphalia by J. Janssonius. One nice cartouche and numerous small coats-of-arms within the map. Showing the area between Wesel, Lippe, Nienhusen and Oldenburg. Without text on verso.

Details

CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitleMonasteriensis Episcopatus
Publisher, YearJ. Janssonius, Amsterdam, circa 1640
Plate Size37.0 x 48.0 cm (14.6 x 18.9 inches)
Sheet Size41.7 x 53.5 cm (16.4 x 21.1 inches)

Condition

Some small rust spots, very good condition.

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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Antique map of North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower-Saxony. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Janssonius circa 1640.

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