Beautiful coloured mid 17th century copper engraved map of Switzerland by J. Janssonius. With two cartouche and a mileage scale. Covering complete Switzerland with the Lake Constance and Lake Geneva. Rare separate issued sheet without the text on verso.
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 Helvetiae Tabula..
Coloured map of Switzerland. Printed in Amsterdam by Janssonius circa 1640.
Switzerland - Janssonius, Johannes - Nova Helvetiae Tabula.