15 Janssonius/ Map of Pernambuco- Brazil / Virtual Map Fair 163


Description: JANSSONIUS, J.
Title: Capitaniae de cirii et Parnambuco.
Published in: Amsterdam, 1650

Size: 17.3 x 21.3 inches.
44.0 x 54.2 cm.

Original colours.
Condition: In very attractive colours. Paper slightly age-toned and marginal spotting.

Rare map of part of the coast of Brazil. From Janssonius' 'Atlas Novus'. Rare. Title in a decorated frame at top right, flanked by allegorical figures, and scale bars in cartouche at lower left. Also with a compass rose at lower left. Orientated to the west. Scale: ca. 1:820.000.
Much information is derived from maps drawn for the Dutch West Indian Company. Published by the famous Amsterdam publisher Johannes Janssonius (Arnhem 1588-Amsterdam 1664).
In 1612 Janssonius married Elisabeth Hondius, sister of Henricus Hondius. In 1630 he associated with his brother-in-law with whom he co-operated till his death in 1651.
Reference: Cat. Nat. Mar. Mus. I, Janssonius 507. Koeman Me 165. Nordenskjold 116 [3].
  • Number: 1630214 (28586)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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