Ducatus Limburgum Auctore Aegidio Martini
Copperplate engraving/etching with contemporary old hand colouring. on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 59,2 x 50,2 cm. Image size: 49,4 x 38 cm.
“Atlas Novus sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum”, German edition published c. 1650.
Made by Johannes Janssonius after an anonymous artist. 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.
Condition: Very good, given age. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: LIMBURG-MAASTRICHT-NETHERLANDS-LIEGE-OLD COLOURED