Nova Descriptio Palatinatus Rheni

Johannes Janssonius (*1588 - 1664)
Coloured map of Rheinpfalz. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

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Beautifully coloured map of the Rhine Palatinate (Rheinpfalz) by J. Janssonius. With Bingen, Mainz, Frankfurt, Hanau, Heidelberg to Pforzheim and Heilbronn in the southeast and Worms in the centre. Decorated with a beautiful title cartouche, a mileage scale and a legend at upper left. From the French edition of the Atlas Novus, published in 1633.


CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitleNova Descriptio Palatinatus Rheni
Publisher, YearH. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1633
Plate Size37.7 x 48.8 cm (14.8 x 19.2 inches)
Sheet Size48.0 x 57.0 cm (18.9 x 22.4 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 2500:1B


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 Rheinpfalz. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

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