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Old, antique map of the West Indies by Janssonius

Item number:19580
Category:Antique maps > america > west indies
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Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris Adiacentibus - Janssonius J. ,c. 1658.


Old map of the West Indies, by J. Janssonius.

Date of the first edition: 1636
Date of this map: c. 1658

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 38 x 52.5cm (14.8 x 20.5 inches)
Verso text: German
Condition: Original coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Van der Krogt 1, 9600:1; Burden, 248, State 1.

From: Atlas Major VI: Novus Atlas Absolutissimus, Das ist, Generale Welt-Beschreibung, mit allerley schönen und Neuen Land-Carten gezieret. Dass Sechste Theil, beschreibet Hispanien, Asia, Africa, und America. (Van der Krogt 1:428.6)

Janssonius, Hondius' partner, copied this map from Blaeu who published this map already in 1635. Cartographically the map draws on the extremely rare chart by Hessel Gerritz, c.1631. The only notable differences with the Blaeu are that here Janssonius does not name VIRGINIA, and the Blaeu has a cartouche bearing a dedication in the lower left.

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