Peloponesus sive Morea. Auth. I. Laurenbergio.

Johannes Janssonius (*1588 - 1664)
Coloured map of the Peloponnese. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1660.

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Description

Ancient map of Greece / Peloponnese (Pelopónnisos). From a German edition of Jansson's "Atlantis majoris". One of 8 maps engraved by Johannes Laurenberg (1590-1658) a mathematician born in Rostock / Germany. With two beautiful coloured cartouches and a battle scene of war ships. German text on verso.

Details

CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitlePeloponesus sive Morea. Auth. I. Laurenbergio.
Publisher, YearAmsterdam, 1660
Plate Size45.5 x 54.6 cm (17.9 x 21.5 inches)
ReferenceKoeman II, 494

Condition

Minor browning, small tear in lower centrefold. Excellent condition.

Cartographer

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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