BG-09008

Antique Print of the City of Gouda by Janssonius (1657)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning and minor foxing. Latin text on verso, please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1657
  • Overall size: 60 x 25.5 cm.
  • Image size: 48 x 17 cm.
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Description: Antique map of Gouda titled 'Goude'. Panoramic view of the Dutch city of Gouda. This view was published on one sheet together with 'Rotterdam' and orginates from 'Theatrum Urbium Celebriorum totius Belgii sive Germaniae Inferioris'. 

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.