Beautiful old coloured map of Breslau / Wroclaw in Lower Silesia Province / Dolnośląskie. With a birdeye view of Wroclaw. Latin text on verso.
Minor browning, tear in lower centrefold margin backed with paper.
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: Ducatus Breslanus sive Wratislaviensis.
Old coloured map of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Breslau. Printed circa 1640.
Poland - Janssonius, Johannes - Ducatus Breslanus sive Wratislaviensis