Old coloured map of East Frisia, Ostfriesland. Printed in Amsterdam by Johannes Janssonius in 1633.

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Beautiful map of East Frisia by Johannes Janssonius after Ubbo Emmius. Showing the North Sea coast of Friesland between Dollart and the Jadebusen with Emden, Leer and the East Frisian Islands Borkum, Juist, Norderney, Baltrum, Langeoog, Spiekeroog and Wangerooge. Decorated with numerous sailing ships, a compass rose and two coats of arms. At the lower right a small map with the Dollart area before the Saint Marcellus's flood. From the Mercator-Hondius-Janssonius Atlas of 1633, French text on verso.


CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitleTypus Frisiae Orientalis
Publisher, YearJohannes Janssonius, Amsterdam, 1630 [1633]
Plate Size38.0 x 49.5 cm (15.0 x 19.5 inches)
Sheet Size48.2 x 55.5 cm (19.0 x 21.9 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 2310:1.1.


Lower corners replaced in the outermost white margin. Very good condition.


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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Old coloured map of East Frisia, Ostfriesland. Printed in Amsterdam by Johannes Janssonius in 1633.

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