Copper engraving on verge type hand laid paper with watermark. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 59.5 x 50 cm. The image size is ca. 53 x 39.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 23.4 x 19.7 inch. The image size is ca. 20.9 x 15.6 inch.
Map : ‘Comitatus Hollandiae.’ (Map of Holland.) Copper engraved map of the western part of the Netherlands. This map shows (parts of) the provinces of North and South Holland, Zeeland, Brabant, Utrecht and Gelderland. Cartouche, scale, coat of arms, compass rose and ships on the North Sea. Published in Amsterdam by J. Janssonius ca. 1650.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.
Condition: Excellent. general age related toning. some light staining from handling. Remains of colouring. Separated middle fold backed and reinforced. Paper edge reinforced at the back with acid fre tape.
Keywords: ANTIQUE MAP-NETHERLANDS-HOLLAND-JANSSONIUS