Beautiful original old coloured map of Rhineland-Palatinate by J. Janssonius. With one nice cartouche, one coat-of-arms and a figural mileage scale. With Bingen, Mainz, Frankfurt, Hanau, Heidelberg up to Pforzheim and Heilbronn in south-east, centred around Worms. Latin text on verso.
Minor browning, lower part of centrefold prof. repaired, 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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Johannes Janssonius: Palatinatus ad Rhenum.
Old coloured map of the Rhineland-Palatinate. Printed in Amsterdam by Frederic de Wit circa 1650.
Germany - Janssonius, Johannes - Palatinatus ad Rhenum