Ducatus Limburgum Auctore Aegidio Martini. – Attractive map of the Duchy of Limburg in the Netherlands/Belgium with cartouches featuring a coat of arms. Cities included are Maastricht, Sittard, Valkenburg, Verviers, Aken / Aachen and Liege/Luik

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‘Ducatus Limburgum Auctore Aegidio Martini.’

Contemporary (original / old) hand coloured etching / engraving on hand laid paper. Watermark: We found no watermark. Paper appears from the Veluwe region in the Netherlands..
Sheet size: 59,8 x 48,5 cm. (23,5 x 19,1 inch). Image size: 49,7 x 38,4 cm. (19,6 x 15,1 inch).

From: “Atlas Novus sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum”, Amsterdam: Johannes Janssonius, c.1647. This Atlas was published 1638-66. This item is from a German ed.

Made by ‘Janssonius workshop’ after ‘unknown carthographer’. Publisher: Johannes Janssonius also known as Jan Jansson (1588-1664) was born 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 his heirs still have published several maps. Many of his plates have been acquired by Pieter Schenk and Gerard Valk. Cartographer: Egidio Martini (active 17th century).

Condition: Good, given age. Paper separation and tear at the lower middle fold margin , backed. Original middle fold as issued. Light brown offsetting from colours on oposing pages, as is common. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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Dimensions 48 × 59 × 1 cm


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