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Hand Colored 17th Century Janssonius Map of Prussia Poland, N. Germany, Etc

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An attractive hand-colored copperplate engraved 17th century map of Prussia entitled "Prussia Accurate Descripta a Gasparo Henneberg Erlichensi", published in Amsterdam by Joannes Janssonius in 1664. This very detailed map from the golden age of Dutch cartography includes present-day Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and portions of Germany. This highly detailed map is embellished by three ornate pink, red, mint green and gold cartouches, a sailing ship, small views of inland castles and mountains. The verso is blank. The map, which has large margins, is presented in a cream colored hinged mat with a Mylar window and is affixed by Mylar corners. The mat measures: 21.25" x 24.63" and the sheet measures: 21" x 24.25". There is a central vertical fold, as issued and very mild discoloration of the margins, which is not visible behind the mat. Mild color offset in the left upper portion from the right as a result of being folded in the atlas for an extended period of time, possibly centuries. Johannes Janssonius (1588-1664), also known as Jan Janszoon and Jan Jansson, was a Dutch cartographer and publisher who lived and worked in Amsterdam. He grew up in the book business. He married the daughter of the famous Dutch cartographer Jodocus Hondius and became a book publisher in Amsterdam. He later went into the book and map publishing business with his brother-in-law Henricus Hondius. In addition to their own maps, they published several editions of the famous Mercator/Hondius atlas. Jansson was responsible for expanding their company, publishing several world and city atlases in competition with the Blaeu publishing family, also in Amsterdam. Jansson's most prominent works include the "Atlas Novus" (1638), the "Atlas Majoris Appendix" (1639) and his huge eleven volume "Atlas Major" (1647).

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  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.25 in. (53.98 cm)Width: 24.63 in. (62.57 cm)Depth: 0.07 in. (1.78 mm)
  • Materials and Techniques
    EngravedPaper
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    Mid-17th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
    1664
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Alamo, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: # 16191stDibs: LU5206220647272

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