Attractive old coloured engraved map of Upper Silesia from J. Scultetus by J. Janssonius. Showing the area around Nysa and Grodkow. With three beautiful coloured cartouches. Without text on verso.
Three minor creases in margin, otherwise 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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