BG-00288

Antique Map of the City of Harlingen by Janssonius (c.1657)

  • Condition: Fair, general age-related toning. Repair on left margin, some wear. Blank verso, please study image carefully.
  • Date: c.1657
  • Overall size: 55.5 x 44 cm.
  • Image size: 52 x 41.5 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled ‘Harlingen‘. This map depicts the city of Harlingen (Friesland, The Netherlands). Published by J. Janssonius, Amsterdam, c.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.