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Antique Map-BLACK SEE-RUSSIA-DANUBE-UKRAINE-RUMANIA-Janssonius-Pitt-1680
- Map: 'Taurica Chersonesus, Hodie Przecopsca, et Gazara dicitur.' Map of the region north of the Black Sea is based on Mercator's cartography. The interior is filled with large forests and mountains and shows ports, fortified cities and the mouths of the Danube. It is embellished with two cartouches surrounded by figures. Engraving / etching on a verge type of hand-laid paper. Original old hand colouring. Description: This antique map was published ca. 1680.Artists and Engravers: Johannes Janssonius also known as Jan Jansson was born 1588 in Arnhem, Netherlands. His father was a bookseller and publisher (Jan Janszoon the Elder). When he married the daughter of the cartographer Jodocus Hondius he also set up a business as book publisher in Amsterdam. His first map was published in 1616. Around 15 years later he set up a partnership with his brother in law Hondius add issued further editions of the Mercator/Hondius atlas. After his death in 1664, his heirs still have published several maps. Many of his plates have been acquired by Pieter Schenk and Gerard Valk. Salomon Savery (1594�1683) was an engraver from the Northern Netherlands. The plate was originally engraved by Jan Jansson. After his death it was inherited by his son-in-law, known as Jansson-Waesberg, who published it in conjunction with Moses Pitt. Condition: Good. General age-related toning and light staining from handling as visible on image. A few small tears near the middle fold; repaired. Two vertical creases left and right of middle fold. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-P5-07 The overall size is ca. 26.8 x 21.9 inch. The image size is ca. 19.7 x 15.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 68 x 55.5 cm. The image size is ca. 50 x 38.5 cm.
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