Old coloured map of the Rhineland-Palatinate. Printed in Amsterdam by Frederic de Wit circa 1650.

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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.


CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitlePalatinatus ad Rhenum
Publisher, YearFrederic de Wit, Amsterdam, circa 1650
Plate Size40.3 x 51.0 cm (15.9 x 20.1 inches)
Sheet Size47.8 x 57.5 cm (18.8 x 22.6 inches)


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.

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