Original old hand coloured map of Ireland by J. Janssonius. One of the most beautiful maps of Ireland. Decorative title cartouche with the Irish harp and Royal arms above. Showing the coasts of Wales, north west England, and south west Scotland. With ships, seamonsters and a mileage scale held by putti. French text on verso.
Centrefold in lower and upper part backed. A few minor brown spots. 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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Johannes Janssonius: Hibernia Regnum vulgo Ireland. Amstelodami, Apud Ioannem Ianssonium.
Old coloured map of the British Islands. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1636.
Ireland - Janssonius, Johannes - Hibernia Regnum vulgo Ireland....