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Old antique map of the West Indies, by Johannes Janssonius.

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Category:Antique maps > america > west indies
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Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris Adiacentibus. - Johannes Janssonius, 1641.


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

Date of the first edition: 1636
Date of this map: 1641

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 38 x 52.5cm (14.8 x 20.5 inches)
Verso text: French
Condition: Original coloured, age-toned and stained, some offsetting of the red colour.
Condition Rating: B
References: Van der Krogt 1, 9600:1; Burden, 248, State 1.

From: Nouveau Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas comprenant Les Tables et Descriptions de toutes les Regions de la Terre. Amsterdam, H. Hondius, 1641. (Van der Krogt 1, 412)

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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