12 Antique Germany map – Janssonius, 1626 / 105


Description: Antique Germany map – Nova Germaniae Descriptio

Beautiful map of greater Germany. 2nd state (out of 5) published in 1626 by Johannes Janssonius, originally published by Petrus Kaerius in 1615. Size: 47 x 57,2 cm.

The map is framed on all sides with decorative borders. The top border contains portaits of Emperor Matthias with the seven Electors, all on horseback. Matthias is shown twice: as emperor and as king of Bohemia and Hungary.

On three sides the map image is framed by shields with coats of arms. Along the bottom border runs a strip with ten town views in oval frames: Cologne, Frankfurt, Strassbourg, Nurenberg, Prague, Augsburg, Hedeilberg, Lübeck and Hamburg. Willem janszn.’s map of 1609 served as a model for the town views. The coats of arms along the side borders are flanked by costumed figures. Verso: blank.

Literature: Günther Schilder, Monumenta Cartographica VI, 33.2

Price: Euro5.500,- (excl. VAT/BTW)
  • Number: 1010377
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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