Title page of the historical atlas by J. Janssonius, the sixth volume of the Atlas Novus. Ionic portico with celestial and terrestrial globes. To the left is Ptolemy with a sphere and pair of compasses, to the right Marinus with a map. With beautiful old colouring.
Very good condition, 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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Johannes Janssonius: Novus Atlas, sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum: in quo Orbis Antiquus ... Tomus Sextus.
Janssonius' title page for the Historical Atlas. Printed in Amsterdam 1644.
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