Insulae de Cabo Verde Olim Hesperides sive Gorgades: Belgice De Zoute Eylanden.

Johannes Janssonius (*1588 - 1664)
Old coloured sea chart of Cabo Verde, Cape Verde Islands. Printed in Amsterdam by Johannes Janssonius in 1650.

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Rare and decorative, old coloured sea chart of the Cape Verde Islands by J. Janssonius. Showing Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) with the islands Santo Antão, São Vicente, Santa Luzia, São Nicolau, Sal, Boa Vista, Maio, Santiago, Fogo and Brava. Decorated with rhumb lines, a compass rose and a beautiful title cartouche.

From the first real sea atlas, known as the Atlas Maritimus. This map comes from the German edition Das Fünffte Theil Des Grossen Atlantis, Welches begreiffet Die Wasser-Welt, Das ist: Eine sehr kunstreiche Abbildung und Beschreibung aller Wasser und Meeren... by Johannes Janssonius (J. Jansson), published as the fifth volume of his Atlas Novus in Amsterdam in 1650.

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CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitleInsulae de Cabo Verde Olim Hesperides sive Gorgades: Belgice De Zoute Eylanden.
Publisher, YearJohannes Janssonius, Amsterdam, 1650
Plate Size44.0 x 55.3 cm (17.3 x 21.8 inches)
Sheet Size47.0 x 57.7 cm (18.5 x 22.7 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 8980:1

Condition

Very good conditions with striking old colours.

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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Johannes Janssonius: Insulae de Cabo Verde Olim Hesperides sive Gorgades: Belgice De Zoute Eylanden..
Old coloured sea chart of Cabo Verde, Cape Verde Islands. Printed in Amsterdam by Johannes Janssonius in 1650.

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