Coloured map of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

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Beautifully coloured antique map of the Duchy of Westphalia by J. Janssonius. Showing the area between Essen, Olpe, Landau and Lippe with Meschede in the centre. Decorated with a title cartouche and a mileage scale. From the French edition of the Atlas Novus, published in 1633.


CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitleWestphalia Ducatus
Publisher, YearH. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1633
Plate Size38.0 x 48.8 cm (15.0 x 19.2 inches)
Sheet Size46.7 x 56.6 cm (18.4 x 22.3 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 2420:1.1


Creases around the centrefold. 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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Coloured map of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

North Rhine-Westphalia - Janssonius, Johannes - Westphalia Ducatus

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