Ducatus Breslanus sive Wratislaviensis

Johannes Janssonius (*1588 - 1664)
Old coloured map of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Breslau. Printed circa 1640.

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Description

Beautiful old coloured map of Breslau / Wroclaw in Lower Silesia Province / Dolnośląskie. With a birdeye view of Wroclaw. Latin text on verso.

Details

CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitleDucatus Breslanus sive Wratislaviensis
Publisher, Yearcirca 1640
Plate Size40.0 x 49.5 cm (15.7 x 19.5 inches)
Sheet Size49.0 x 59.5 cm (19.3 x 23.4 inches)
ReferenceKoeman I, 2940:1.2

Condition

Minor browning, tear in lower centrefold margin backed with paper.

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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Old coloured map of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Breslau. Printed circa 1640.

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