Map: ‘Taurica Chersonesus, Hodie Przecopsca, et Gazara dicitur.’ Map of the region north of the Black Sea is based on Mercator’s cartography. The interior is filled with large forests and mountains and shows ports, fortified cities and the mouths of the Danube. It is embellished with two cartouches surrounded by figures.
Made by Salomon Savery after Johannes Janssonius.
Medium: engraving / etching with original old hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 68 x 55.5 cm (26.77 x 21.85 inch). Image size: 50 x 38.5 cm. (19.69 x 15.16 inch).
Condition: good, given age. A few small tears near the original middle fold, repaired. Two vertical creases left and right of middle fold. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
BLACK SEE-RUSSIA-DANUBE-UKRAINE-ROMANIA | DP-A1-002-10
This antique map was published ca. 1680.
Biography engraver: Salomon Savery (1594 – 1683) was an engraver from the Northern Netherlands. The plate was originally engraved by Jan Jansson. After his death it was inherited by his son-in-law, known as Jansson-Waesberg, who published it in conjunction with Moses Pitt.
Biography artist: 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.
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