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  • Title: Peru
  • Author: Jan Jansson
  • Date: 1633
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good - toning, light scuffing, foxing, issued center fold
  • Inches: 20 x 15 1/2 [Image]
  • Centimeters: 50.8 x 39.4 [Image]
  • Product ID: 233059

This beautiful hand-colored copperplate engraving by Dutch cartographer Jan Jansson dates to 1633. It depicts the coast of Peru in South America as it appeared at the height of the Spanish colonial era, and includes part of present-day Venezuela. Lefthand margin of map corresponds to North.

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 well known for his atlas maps, which were popular in Europe during the Dutch Golden Age.