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!