Pascaart vande Noort-Zee. Tabula Hydrographica Oceani Borealis.

Johannes Janssonius (*1588 - 1664)
Old coloured sea chart of the North Sea. Printed in Amsterdam by Johannes Janssonius in 1650.

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Rare and very decorative, old coloured sea chart of the North Sea by J. Janssonius. Shows the North Sea coast with the Shetland and Orkney Islands, the Scottish and English east coast, Calais and Dover, the North Sea coast of the Netherlands and Germany, the coastline of the Baltic Sea in the east to Szczecin and in the north the south coast of Sweden. With Denmark and the Atlantic coast of Norway to Trondheim. North is oriented to the right. Decorated with rhumb lines, two compass roses and a cartouche with mileage scale. The title cartouche is flanked by two navigators with a Jacob's staff and an atlas with nautical charts.

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.


CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitlePascaart vande Noort-Zee. Tabula Hydrographica Oceani Borealis.
Publisher, YearJohannes Janssonius, Amsterdam, 1650
Plate Size43.4 x 55.1 cm (17.1 x 21.7 inches)
Sheet Size50.0 x 58.0 cm (19.7 x 22.8 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 0200:1


Small tears in the centrefold within the wide margin. Very good conditions with beautiful old colours.


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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Old coloured sea chart of the North Sea. Printed in Amsterdam by Johannes Janssonius in 1650.

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