Thuringiae Nova Descriptio

Johannes Janssonius (*1588 - 1664)
Antique map of Thuringia, Germany. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

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Beautiful antique map of Thuringia by J. Janssonius. Shows the Free State of Thuringia with Nordhausen, Eisenach, Gotha, Meiningen, Suhl, Ilmenau, Weimar and Jena. With Erfurt in the centre. With a coat of arms cartouche and mileage scale. From the French edition of the Mercator-Hondius atlas from 1633.


CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitleThuringiae Nova Descriptio
Publisher, YearH. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1633
Plate Size38.1 x 48.4 cm (15.0 x 19.1 inches)
Sheet Size47.9 x 57.0 cm (18.9 x 22.4 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 2120:1B


Slight vertical creases to the left and right of 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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Antique map of Thuringia, Germany. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.

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