C1741

Hellas seu Graecia Sophiani.

Jansson’s c.18th superb map of Greece based on Nikolaos Sophianos (c. 1500 – after 1551) the Greek Renaissance humanist and cartographer chiefly noted for his eight sheet map of Greece, titled,  Totius Graeciae Descriptio, first published in 1540. He was … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Hellas seu Graecia Sophiani.

Date:

C1741

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

496mm 
x 365mm

Paper Size: 

670mm 
x 570mm
AUTHENTICITY
Hellas seu Graecia Sophiani. - Antique Map from 1741

Genuine antique
dated:

1741

Description:

Jansson’s c.18th superb map of Greece based on Nikolaos Sophianos (c. 1500 – after 1551) the Greek Renaissance humanist and cartographer chiefly noted for his eight sheet map of Greece, titled,  Totius Graeciae Descriptio, first published in 1540. He was born into the local nobility of Corfu at the beginning of the 16th century and was educated at the Greek Quirinal College in Rome, co-founded by another Greek scholar, Janus Lascaris, who also became his teacher along with Arsenius Apostolius. Sophianos did not return to live in Greece; only briefly visiting in 1543. He spent the rest of his life in Rome where he became a librarian, and Venice where he worked as a copyist.

From Jansson, Accurata Orbis antiqui Delineatio

 

Collections:
Yale University Art Gallery: Call number: BrSides Double Folio 2019 55

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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