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1652. [Title Page] Atlas Novus Sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum: In Quo Germaniae Superioris & singularum ejus partium Tabuluae Geographicae & descriptiones continentur Tomi Primi Pars Altera

  • [Title Page] Atlas Novus Sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum: In Quo Germaniae Superioris & singularum ejus partium Tabuluae Geographicae & descriptiones continentur Tomi Primi Pars Altera

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 2360x3496 px
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 2.01322MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Amsterdam
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  32.78 х 48.56
Printing at 150 dpi 
 15.73 х 23.31
Printing at 300 dpi 
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[Title Page] Atlas Novus Sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum: In Quo Germaniae Superioris & singularum ejus partium Tabuluae Geographicae & descriptiones continentur Tomi Primi Pars Altera

Striking old color example of the title page from Volume 1 of Jansson's Atlas Novus, first published in 1636.

Marvelous ornated coat of arms and beautifully engraved figures. Title pages are increasing collected. Noteworthy cartographic historians including R.V. Tooley collected 16th-18th Century decorative title pages. A marvelous example in fine old color.

Jan Janssonius (also known as Johann or Jan Jansson or Janszoon) (1588-1664) was a renowned geographer and publisher of the seventeenth century, when the Dutch dominated map publishing in Europe. Born in Arnhem, Jan was first exposed to the trade via his father, who was also a bookseller and publisher. In 1612, Jan married the daughter of Jodocus Hondius, who was also a prominent mapmaker and seller. Jonssonius’ first maps date from 1616.

In the 1630s, Janssonius worked with his brother-in-law, Henricus Hondius. Their most successful venture was to reissue the Mercator-Hondius atlas. Jodocus Hondius had acquired the plates to the Mercator atlas, first published in 1595, and added 36 additional maps. After Hondius died in 1612, Henricus took over publication; Janssonius joined the venture in 1633. Eventually, the atlas was renamed the Atlas Novus and then the Atlas Major, by which time it had expanded to eleven volumes. Janssonius is also well known for his volume of English county maps, published in 1646.

Janssonius died in Amsterdam in 1664. His son-in-law, Johannes van Waesbergen, took over his business. Eventually, many of Janssonius’ plates were sold to Gerard Valck and Pieter Schenk, who added their names and continued to reissue the maps.


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2360x3496 px
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Number of pages:
1
Place:
Amsterdam
Author:
Jan Jansson.
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