Copper engraving on verge type hand laid paper with watermark. Contemp. hand colour. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 56 x 42 cm. The image size is ca. 52 x 38.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 22 x 16.5 inch. The image size is ca. 20.5 x 15.2 inch.
Map : ‘Ducatus Gelriae pars secunda que est Ruremondensis.’ (Map of Gelderland, Brabant and Limburg.) Copper engraved contemporary hand coloured map by J. Janssonius. This map shows parts of the Dutch provinces of Gelderland, Brabant and Limburg. Cartouche with scale. Rare map without rear text. Published in Amsterdam by J. Janssonius 1644. (Ref: van der Krogt Vol I. s.632. 3712:1.1)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: Fine. General age related toning. some light staining from handling. Narrow right margin professionally remargined. Original middle fold professionally reinforced and strenghtened.
Keywords: RARE ANTIQUE MAP-LIMBURG-NETHERLANDS-JANSSONIUS