BL-00076

Regna Pegu et Aracam - Janssonius (1651)

  • Condition: Very good, given age. Original platemark visible. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1651
  • Overall size: 23.3 x 18.2 cm
  • Image size: 19.9 x 15.3 cm
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Description: Beautiful map of part of Myanmar from Jansson's edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor. North to the right of map.

 Artists and Engravers: Johannes Janssonius also known as Jan Jansson (1588-1664) was born 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 his heirs still have published several maps. Many of his plates have been acquired by Pieter Schenk and Gerard Valk.