Original old coloured map of southern Norway by J. Janssonius. Showing the area between Oslo, Stavanger and Bergen. Decorated with a figural cartouche with mileage scale, a allegoric cartouche with coat of arms below. Several sailing ships, a sea monster and wildlife in the mountains. German text on verso.
Minor offsetting through green oxidation, attractive original colours, wide margin.
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: Nova et accurata Tabula Episcopatuum Stavangriensis, Bergensis et Asloiensis Vicinarumque aliquot territoriorum.
Old coloured map of Bergen, Stavanger, Oslo, Norway. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1636.
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