Antique map of Northern Germany by J. Janssonius. Showing Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with the Baltic Sea coast from Lübeck via Rostock to Ribnitz-Damgarten. In the southwest the Elbe river from Lauenburg to Dömitz, in the east to Friedland and Neubrandenburg. With Schwerin, Waren and Teterow. Decorated with three beautiful cartouches, two sailing ships, a compass rose and a coat of arms. French 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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