Galli Polis / La fidelissima Citta di Gallipoli...

Johannes Janssonius (*1588 - 1664)
Old coloured town view of Gallipoli. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1657.

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Old colored city view of Gallipoli from the Latin edition of the town book by J. Janssonius from 1657. A coat of arms at the top, the title cartouche at lower left. Latin text on the verso.


CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitleGalli Polis / La fidelissima Citta di Gallipoli...
Publisher, YearAmsterdam, 1657
Plate Size37.6 x 51.3 cm (14.8 x 20.2 inches)
Sheet Size48.4 x 58.2 cm (19.1 x 22.9 inches)
VolumeBertram Buchholtz
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 1431


Somewhat browned and green coloring broken in one spot.


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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Old coloured town view of Gallipoli. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1657.

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