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.
Lower and upper centrefold backed in margin. Excellent 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.
Antique map of the Rhineland-Palatinate. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Janssonius circa 1650.
Germany - Janssonius, Johannes - Palatinatus ad Rhenum