Great Britain - Jansson

Great Britain - Jansson

Product no.: 2457

Insularum Britannicarum Acurata Delineatio ex Geographicis Conatibus Abrhami Ortelii. by Johannes Janssonius. (1588-1664)

By Johannes Jannsonius, after A. Ortelius, engraved by Pieter van den Keere, from Atlas Novus, Amsterdam, c1640. 1st state. 
copper engraved map; pate size 39,5 x 51 cm. evenly browned paper; some foxing and rust spots; some slight off-set; fold as issued; add. creases; edges frayed; split c'fold top and lower but not affecting image; on verso: rep. to lower split with old paper; o/w vg cond.
Jansson's historical map of Great Britain after Ortelius' similar map from the Parergon (see different entry). The differences are: no stippling in the sea (one of Ortelius' trademarks); only one cartouche (supported by one ancient British woman and man); imprint of Jansson (Amstelodami apud Ioannem Ianssonium) and Keere (Petrus Kaerius Caelavit); diffrent ships and fish. The map is from one of the French editions which were published in 1642, '44, '46, '47 and '49. French text on verso, ending in 'Clement'.
Johannes Janssonius (1588-1664) was a Dutch publisher of maps, globes, charts and atlases. He founded his business in 1612, the same year he married the daughter of Jodocus Hondius and Colette van den Keere. When his father-in-law died in the same year, Janssonius helped his widowed mother-in-law to continue the publication of the Mercator-Hondius atlas. After her death in 1629, he completely revised the atlas with his brother-in-law Henricus Hondius which from 1638 became known as Atlas Novus. It was published over many years in several languages.


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