BG-00291

Franekera - Janssonius (1657)

  • Condition: Good. Age-related toning, mainly along folding. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1657
  • Overall size: 53.8 x 42 cm.
  • Image size: 49.8 x 40 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled ‘Franekera‘. This map depicts the city of Franeker (Friesland, The Netherlands). Published by J. Janssonius, Amsterdam, 1657.

Artists and Engravers: 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.