ca. 1650 – J. Janssonius – Nouvel Atlas


Title:                      “Nouvel Atlas ou Theatre du Monde.”​

The title page from a French text edition of Novus Atlas sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the second volume with regions of Asia, Africa and America.
To the left is Ptolemy with a sphere and pair of compasses. Marinus holding a map to the right. The design is copied from the title page of Mercator’s 1578 edition of Ptolemy.
The copper plate was engraved in 1644, after a title page of Mercator. Janssonius has added his address in the plinth, later the date was altered to 1645, 1647, 1649, and finally the date was erased.

Cartographer:     Johannes Janssonius (1588 – 1664)
Engraving size:          41 x 25 cm
Year:                     ca. 1650
Technique:           copper engraving

Very good condition!​

​Due to the age of this map some imperfections to be expected!

This is a genuine antique map published in ca. 1650 and not a modern copy or reprint!

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