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Insularum Moluccarum Nova descriptio: Jansson 1640

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  • Title: Insularum Moluccarum Nova descriptio
  • Author: Jan Jansson
  • Date: 1640
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good Plus - issued center fold, light age toning, discoloration top left corner
  • Inches: 19 1/2 x 15 1/8 [Plate Mark]
  • Centimeters: 49.53 x 38.42 [Plate Mark]
  • Product ID: 233060

Map of the Maluku Islands in present-day Indonesia, formerly called the Spice Islands by Europeans due to the nutmeg, mace, and cloves that grew there.

Jan Janssonius (1588-1664) was a Dutch cartographer and publisher active in the 17th century. He was born in Arnhem and later moved to Amsterdam where he established his own publishing company. Janssonius is best known for his atlases, which were popular in Europe during the Dutch Golden Age. He was a prolific publisher of maps and atlases that continue to be highly valued by collectors and scholars today.