"Nova Totius Livoniae Accurata Descriptio", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1646 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Hand Color
20.4 x 15.4 inches
51.8 x 39.1 cm
Superb map of Estonia and Latvia providing good information on the rivers, forests, lakes, islands and cities. A large title cartouche, sailing ships, a sea monster and wonderful calligraphy decorate the map. Jan Jansson (1596-1664) was a Dutch cartographer and the son-in-law of Jodocus Hondius. A globe maker, he published an edition of Ptolemy's works in 1617, and he and his brother-in-law, Henricus Hondius, published the Atlas Novus in 1637. At Henricus Hondius' death in 1657, he inherited the Hondius publishing firm. Latin text on verso, published between 1646-57.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1710:1B.1.
Original color that has been refreshed with light soiling. There are some cracks at far right that have been professionally repaired on verso.