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Jansonnius, Joan.
Natolia, quae olim Asia Minor.
Amsterdam: Joan Janssonius, 1640-43. Other. 385 by 500mm (15 by 19 inches).. Original antique copper engraving, uncolored. Decorative map of ‘Asia Minor' with the Mediterranean Sea and the neighbouring Cyprus. The highly decorative map ornated with a turk, holding a mileage scale, in the lower right corner as well an ornated large title cartouche in the upper centre. In the sea we find decorations with seamonsters and ships. Johannes Janssonius (1588, Arnhem – buried July 11, 1664, Amsterdam) (born Jan Janszoon, in English also Jan Jansson) was a Dutch cartographer and publisher who lived and worked in Amsterdam in the 17th century. Janssonius was born in Arnhem, the son of Jan Janszoon the Elder,[1] a publisher and bookseller. In 1612 he married Elisabeth de Hondt, the daughter of Jodocus Hondius. He produced his first maps in 1616 of France and Italy. In 1623 Janssonius owned a bookstore in Frankfurt am Main, later also in Danzig, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Königsberg, Geneva and Lyon. Elisabeth Hondius died in 1627 and he remarried Elisabeth Carlier in 1629. In the 1630s he formed a partnership with his brother in law Henricus Hondius, and together they published atlases as Mercator/Hondius/Janssonius. Under the leadership of Janssonius the Hondius Atlas was steadily enlarged. Renamed Atlas Novus, it had three volumes in 1638, one fully dedicated to Italy. In 1646, a fourth volume came out with "English County Maps", a year after a similar issue by Joan Blaeu. Janssonius' maps are similar to those of Blaeu, and he is often accused of copying from his rival, but ma … [Click Below for Full Description]
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