America: Jan Jansson 1654

America: Jan Jansson 1654

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  • Author: Jan Jansson
  • Date: 1654
  • Medium: Hand-Colored Copperplate Engraving
  • Condition: Very Good +
  • Inches: 19.75 x 14.75 [Image]
  • Centimeters: 50.2 x 37.5 [Image]
  • Product ID: 233069

Full Title: America Noviter Delineata, America Septentrionalis

One of the greatest condition examples available on the internet.

A beautiful map of the American continents from the mid 17th century. California depicted as an island and featuring an inset of "Antarctica": Terra Australis Incognita, mapped before discovery based on early assumptions of a balancing landmass in the southern hemisphere.

By Jan Jansson: Janssonius was born in Arnhem, the son of Jan Janszoon the Elder, a publisher and bookseller. In 1612 he married Elisabeth de Hondt, the daughter of Jodocus Hondius. He produced his first maps in 1616 of France and Italy. In 1623 Janssonius owned a bookstore in Frankfurt am Main, later also in Danzig, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Königsberg, Geneva and Lyon. Elisabeth Hondius died in 1627 and he remarried Elisabeth Carlier in 1629. In the 1630s he formed a partnership with his brother in law Henricus Hondius, and together they published atlases as Mercator/Hondius/Janssonius.