Meklenburg Ducatus. Auctore Ioanne Laurenbergio.

Johannes Janssonius (*1588 - 1664)
Antique map of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Janssonius circa 1630.

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Attractive map of northern Germany, showing the area of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. From J. W. Lauremberg by J. Janssonius. Two cartouches, a mileage scale, two ships, a compass rose and coat of arms in place. Without text on verso.

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CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitleMeklenburg Ducatus. Auctore Ioanne Laurenbergio.
Publisher, YearJ. Janssonius, Amsterdam, circa 1630
Plate Size36.3 x 47.5 cm (14.3 x 18.7 inches)
Sheet Size41.5 x 53.5 cm (16.3 x 21.1 inches)

Condition

Two small tears in lower and left margin backed, two vertical creases around centrefold flatted. Very good 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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Antique map of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Janssonius circa 1630.

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