PCT-51820

Antique Map of the Region of Zutphen by Janssonius (1647)

  • Condition: Good, given age. Paper separation at the lower middle fold margin, backed. Original middle fold as issued. Light brown offsetting from colours on oposing pages, as is common. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1647
  • Overall size: 59.1 x 48.5 cm.
  • Image size: 52.4 x 38.6 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled 'Ducatus Gelriae pars tertia Quae est Comitatus Zutphaniensis'. Antique map of the region of Zutphen, Gelderland, the Netherlands. This map originates from 'Atlas Novus sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum', Amsterdam: Johannes Janssonius, 1647. 

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.