Antique map of Spain - Portugal. Printed in Amsterdam by Johannes Janssonius in 1640.

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Scarce Kerius-Janssonius map of Spain with side panels.

Very decorative and rare 'carte-à-figures' map of the Iberian Peninsula by Johannes Janssonius. The beautiful map of Spain and Portugal was first published by Pieter van den Keere in 1616. This is the rare fourth of a total of six variants, now published by Janssonius and dated 1640 in the title cartouche.

With two cartouches, one with a view of Madrid, a compass rose, a sea monster and sailing ships. Surrounded by four side panels with a total of 12 views, 8 panels with figures in traditional costumes, a coat of arms and a portrait of Philip III, King of Spain. The upper border shows views of El Escorial, Montserrat, Lisbon, Seville, Segovia Bridge and Valladolid. At the bottom town views of Toledo, Burgos, Granada and Barcelona.


CartographerPieter van den Keere
TitleNova Hispaniae Descriptio
Publisher, YearJohannes Janssonius, Amsterdam, 1616 [1640]
Plate Size46.5 x 56.0 cm (18.3 x 22.0 inches)
Sheet Size49.4 x 57.6 cm (19.4 x 22.7 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 6000:1B; Schilder, G.: Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica VI, 101.4 and VIII, 29.4


In the lower centrefold and the lower margin two tears backed just into the image, slightly stained. Very good condition.


Pieter van den Keere, also Petrus Kaerius, was born in Ghent in 1571. At a young age he moved together with his family to London and was trained as an engraver by Jodocus Hondius. Like Hondius, he settled back to Amsterdam in 1593. He produced numerous copper engravings, besides those for Blaeu also for the Atlas Minor by J. Hondius. He published his own atlas of the Netherlands, Germania Inferior in 1617. In 1623 Claes Janszoon Visscher bought the copper plates of the atlas of the Netherlands and replaced Kaerius' name with his own.

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Antique map of Spain - Portugal. Printed in Amsterdam by Johannes Janssonius in 1640.

Spain - Portugal - Keere, Pieter van den - Nova Hispaniae Descriptio

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