Antique map of the Rhineland-Palatinate. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Janssonius circa 1650.

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Beautiful engraved 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. Without text on verso.

Details

CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitlePalatinatus ad Rhenum
Publisher, YearJ. Janssonius, Amsterdam, circa 1650
Plate Size40.0 x 50.5 cm (15.7 x 19.9 inches)
Sheet Size45.8 x 56.0 cm (18.0 x 22.0 inches)

Condition

Lower and upper centrefold backed in margin. 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 the Rhineland-Palatinate. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Janssonius circa 1650.

Germany - Janssonius, Johannes - Palatinatus ad Rhenum

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