Westphalia Ducatus. Amstelodami, Excudebat Ioannes Ianssonius

Johannes Janssonius (*1588 - 1664)
Antique map of North Rhine-Westphalia. Printed in Amsterdam by Janssonius circa 1650.

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Description

Nice mid 17th century copper engraved map of the Westphalia by J. Janssonius. With two cartouche. Covering the region between Essen, Olpe, Landau and Lippe with Meschede in the centre. Rare separate issued sheet without the text on verso.

Details

CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitleWestphalia Ducatus. Amstelodami, Excudebat Ioannes Ianssonius
Publisher, YearJanssonius, Amsterdam, circa 1650
Plate Size38.1 x 49.9 cm (15.0 x 19.6 inches)
Sheet Size41.7 x 54.0 cm (16.4 x 21.3 inches)

Condition

Small tear in lower margin backed. Excellent 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 North Rhine-Westphalia. Printed in Amsterdam by Janssonius circa 1650.

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