Engraving with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper. 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.Antique map, 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. From: Atlantis Majoris Quinta Pars Orbem Maritimum seu... Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after'Johannes Janssonius'. 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. Condition: Very good, given age. Original middle fold (as issued). Printed text on the rear, as issued. A small tear in the top left margin (not affecting image). A few small stains in the image area. Keywords: ANTIQUE MAP-ATLANTIC OCEAN-AFRICA-SOUTH AMERICA-ANTARCTICA-JANSSONIUS (PCO) GK-299. The item "Antique Map-ATLANTIC OCEAN-AFRICA-SOUTH AMERICA-ANTARCTICA-Janssonius-c. 1650" is in sale since Wednesday, September 30, 2020.
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