Coloured town view of Montserrat. Printed in the year 1657.

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Description

Rare, attractive view of the massif Montserrat close to Barcelona with the monastery on top. It's well-know because of the Black Madonna "Our Lady of Montserrat". Latin text on verso.

Details

CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitleS. Maria de Monte Serrato
Publisher, Year1657
Plate Size35.0 x 46.5 cm (13.8 x 18.3 inches)
Sheet Size44.0 x 59.0 cm (17.3 x 23.2 inches)
ReferenceFauser 9158

Condition

Minor age toning, small tears in margin, centrefold backed. Very good copy.

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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Coloured town view of Montserrat. Printed in the year 1657.

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