Old coloured antique map of Oldenburg in the Oldenburger Land, Lower Saxony by J. Janssonius. Shows the Oldenburg country between the Weser river and East Friesland from Bremen to Jever and Wildeshausen. Oldenburg is in the centre. Bottom right a title cartouche, top left a mileage scale. From a Latin edition of the Atlas Novus from 1646-57. Latin text on verso.
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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Johannes Janssonius: Oldenburg Comitatus.
Old coloured map of Oldenburg, Lower Saxony. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Janssonius in 1646.
Germany - Janssonius, Johannes - Oldenburg Comitatus