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Italy - Johannes Janssonius


Italy - Johannes Janssonius

Italia nuovamente più perfetta che mai per inanzi posta in luce... Beautiful and rare copperplate engraving of about 1650. Measurement of the plate 37 cm x 49. Map of Italy with Corsica and Sardinia. Rich friezes, cartouches and sea monsters. Top right the Capitoline Wolf suckling Romulus and Remus. The print is in good condition, the usual central fold restored, printed on laid paper without watermark, text in verse in German. Engraved by Johannes Janssonius also known as Jan Janszoon or Jan Janssonius (Arnhem, 1588 - Amsterdam, 1664), was a cartographer, publisher and engraver Dutch. Son-in-law J. Hondius and then Henry, was their main collaborator and after the death of Henry became the sole owner of the intaglio. It began with the "Nouvel Atlas" a remarkable work that his death included hundreds of papers in six volumes.

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