Map of the Low Countries and northern Germany with north to the right. The map describes part of Charlemagne’s Empire centered on the Rhine River. The map was drawn by Herman Ewich and engraved by S. Saevry.
Made by Salomon Savery after Johannes Janssonius.
Medium: engraving / etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 56 x 47 cm (22.05 x 18.5 inch). Image size: 47 x 38.5 cm. (18.5 x 15.16 inch).
Condition: excellent, given age. Original middle fold. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
THE NETHERLANDS-HOLLAND-LOW COUNTRIES-GERMANY | DP-A1-001-33
Original antique map published by Johannes Janssonius ca. 1650.
Biography engraver: Salomon Savery (1594 – 1683) was an engraver from the Northern Netherlands.
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.