C1741

Epirus Hodie Vulgo Albania Autore I. Laurenbergio.

Superb c.18th issue of Jansson’s highly embellished historical map of Albania and Epirus in Greece from Georg Horn’s. The map was designed by Johann Lauremberg (1590-1658) a mathematician and cartographer as well as a Low German poet and writer of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Epirus Hodie Vulgo Albania Autore I. Laurenbergio.

Date:

C1741

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued. Very wide margins.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

505mm 
x 390mm

Paper Size: 

670mm 
x 572mm
AUTHENTICITY
Epirus Hodie Vulgo Albania Autore I. Laurenbergio. - Antique Map from 1741

Genuine antique
dated:

1741

Description:

Superb c.18th issue of Jansson’s highly embellished historical map of Albania and Epirus in Greece from Georg Horn’s. The map was designed by Johann Lauremberg (1590-1658) a mathematician and cartographer as well as a Low German poet and writer of the Baroque period. An elaborate title cartouche is at lower left comprising cattle and sheep, putti and herdsmen. At top are scales of distances held up by figures. The map is centred on the west coast of Greece and the seven Ionian islands which are; Kerkyra , Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Ithaca, Cefalonia, Zakynthos, Cythera and Cerigo.

Johannes Janssonius (1588 - 1664)

Janssonius also known as Jan Jansson was a Dutch cartographer, the son of a printer and bookseller. In 1612 married into the cartographically prominent Hondius family of map makers. Following his marriage he moved to Amsterdam where he worked as a book publisher. It was not until 1616 that Jansson produced his first maps, most of which were heavily influenced by Blaeu. In the mid 1630s Jansson partnered with his brother-in-law, Henricus Hondius, to produce his important work, the eleven volume Atlas Major. About this time, Jansson's name also begins to appear on Hondius reissues of notable Mercator/Hondius atlases. Jansson's last major work was his issue of the 1646 full edition of Jansson's English Country Maps. Following Jansson's death in 1664 the company was taken over by Jansson's brother-in-law Johannes Waesberger. Waesberger adopted the name of Jansonius and published a new Atlas Contractus in two volumes with Jansson's other son-in-law Elizée Weyerstraet with the imprint 'Joannis Janssonii haeredes' in 1666. These maps also refer to the firm of Janssonius-Waesbergius. The name of Moses Pitt, an English map publisher, was added to the Janssonius-Waesbergius imprint for maps printed in England for use in Pitt's English Atlas.

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