C1650
 (1657)

Mar di India.

Superb map of the Indian Ocean from the first published sea atlas, showing the extent of Dutch influence from Africa to the East Indies, at the height of the VOC’s power. Finely engraved and embellished with an ornate title cartouche … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Mar di India.

Date:

C1650
 (1657)

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

560mm 
x 450mm
AUTHENTICITY
Mar di India. - Antique Map from 1650

Genuine antique
dated:

1657

Description:

Superb map of the Indian Ocean from the first published sea atlas, showing the extent of Dutch influence from Africa to the East Indies, at the height of the VOC’s power. Finely engraved and embellished with an ornate title cartouche comprised of four robed figures and a scale, surrounded by putti.

The Dutch discoveries on the west and southern coasts of Australia by Hartog 1616, Houtman 1619, vanLeeuwin 1622, Nuyts 1627 and de Wit 1628 are shown, as are those by Carstensz 1623 on Cape York Peninsula. Although this map was printed several years after Abel Tasman’s first and second voyages 1642-1644, Tasman’s discoveries are not shown. This map was later updated to include Tasman’s discoveries in 1694, after Valk and Schenk acquired the plates for the Atlas.

From Atlantis Majoris Quinta Pars, Orbem Maritimum.

References:

Clancy p.80, ill.map.6.9, Clancy (R) p.77, ill.pp.82-83, McMahon p.6, ill.p.6, Parry 109-110, ill.pl.4.22, Perry 25, Quirino p.106, Schilder 45, ill.333, Tooley 747, Tooley Pg 200-16, ill. pl.125.

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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