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 his heirs still have published several maps. Many of his plates have been acquired by Pieter Schenk and Gerard Valk. Subject: Antique print, titled:'Mar di Aethiopia vulgo Oceanus Aethiopicus.A map of the southern half Atlantic Ocean, between Africa and South America and bordered by'Terra Australis Incognita' on the south. With a decorative cartouche featuring natives, birds and lizards.
Additional decoration around the scale bar. Condition: Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 59 x 47.5 cm.
The image size is ca. Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 23.2 x 18.7 inch. 22 x 17.3 inch.
Medium: Engraving with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper. ThePrintsCollector Peter Cornelissen, Margo van Latum - van Dongen, Frank van Latum Zeeland - The Netherlands. We guarantee our items to be genuine original. GO TO OUR STORE and explore our huge collection of fine antique maps and prints.
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