Antique map of Waldeck, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia. Printed in Amsterdam by Janssonius circa 1638.

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Beautiful antique map of the county of Waldeck by J. Janssonius. Showing the region between Dortmund and Kassel, with Meschede, Brilon, Warburg, Fritzlar, Frankenberg, Schmalenberg and Korbach. With a coat of arms cartouche and mileage scale. Probably an early edition from the Appendix of the Mercator-Hondius-Janssonius Atlas as it still has no text on verso.


CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitleWaldeck Comitatus
Publisher, YearJanssonius, Amsterdam, circa 1638
Plate Size38.3 x 50.5 cm (15.1 x 19.9 inches)
Sheet Size43.5 x 56.0 cm (17.1 x 22.0 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 2460:1B.1


Very good conditions.


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 Waldeck, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia. Printed in Amsterdam by Janssonius circa 1638.

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