Original antique map of the Duchy of Drenthe, The Netherlands. With coat of arms and two decorative cartouches.
Made by an anonymous engraver after Janssonius.
Medium: Engraving / etching with original hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 69 x 53 cm (27.17 x 20.87 inch). Image size: 52.5 x 38 cm. (20.67 x 14.96 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Middle fold as published. Tears in fold restored. Holes of ink eating restored. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
PROVINCE-DRENTHE-NETHERLANDS-DUCHY | RBOS-T.30-LARGE
Published in the Atlas Contractus by Janssonius in 1666. .
Biography artist: 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.