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.
Minor browning, small tear in lower centrefold. Excellent 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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Johannes Janssonius: Peloponesus sive Morea. Auth. I. Laurenbergio..
Coloured map of the Peloponnese. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1660.
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