Old coloured antique map of Silesia by Johannes Janssonius. Showing the area between Frankfurt Oder in the northwest, via Crossen (Krosno Odrzańskie), Glogau (Głogów), Freiberg, Brieg (Brzeg), Ratibor (Racibórz), Opava (Troppau) and Kraków (Krakau) in the southeast. Wrocław (Braslau) in the centre. Top right a beautiful title cartouche below a legend with mileage scale and a divider. From the Mercator-Hondius-Janssonius Atlas, published by H. Hondius in 1633. French text on verso.
Slightly browned. Very good condition with beautiful old colours.
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: Silesiae Ducatus Nova et Accurata Descriptio..
Old coloured map of Wroclaw, Breslau, Silesia. Printed in Amsterdam by H. Hondius in 1633.
Poland - Janssonius, Johannes - Silesiae Ducatus Nova et Accurata Descriptio.