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12 12 : Jansson, Jan 1646


Jan Jansson took over the business of Jacobus Hondius.He produced a series of county maps, that are remarkably similar in style to those of his great rival Jan Blaeu.

Jansson's maps appeared in numerous atlases published between 1646 to 1659. They are usually found with original colouring. The paper used was inferior to Blaeu's and is more prone to browning.

In about 1680 John Overton had a very close copy made - see reference wm/12.1.

Pieter Schenck and Gerard Valk acquired the plates in 1681 issuing loose maps initially and atlases in 1714, 1715 and 1724. In these issues the plate was revised to add a graticule of lattitude and longitude and a new imprint. They are usually found either uncoloured or with simple wash colouring of the whole county.


Examples can be found in the following English County Atlases.
34 : Jansson (Latin) Novus Atlas sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1646 in state 1
35 : Jansson (French) Le Nouvel Atlas ou Theatrum du Monde 1646 in state 1
39 : Jansson (French) Le Nouvel Atlas ou Theatrum du Monde 1647 in state 1
40 : Jansson (German) Novus Atlas Oder elt-Beschreibung in welcher 1647 in state 1
41 : Jansson (Dutch) Nieuwen Atlas, ofte Werelt-Beschrijvinghe, Vertonende Groot Britannien 1647 in state 1
46 : Jansson (German) Novus Atlas Oder elt-Beschreibung in welcher 1649 in state 1
47 : Jansson (Dutch) Nieuwen Atlas, ofte Werelt-Beschrijvinghe, Vertonende Groot Britannien 1649 in state 1
52 : Jansson (French) Le Nouvel Atlas ou Theatrum du Monde 1652 in state 1
53 : Jansson (German) Novus Atlas Oder elt-Beschreibung in welcher 1652 in state 1
54 : Jansson (Dutch) Nieuwen Atlas, ofte Werelt-Beschrijvinghe, Vertonende Groot Britannien 1652 in state 1
56 : Jansson (Dutch) Nieuwen Atlas, ofte Werelt-Beschrijvinghe, Vertonende Groot Britannien 1653 in state 1
61 : Jansson (French) Le Nouvel Atlas ou Theatrum du Monde 1656 in state 1
63 : Jansson (German) Novus Atlas Oder elt-Beschreibung in welcher 1647 (1658) in state 1
66 : Jansson (Latin) Novus Atlas sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1659 in state 1
67 : Jansson (Dutch) Nieuwen Atlas, ofte Werelt-Beschrijvinghe, Vertonende Groot Britannien 1659 in state 1
68 : Jansson (German) Novus Atlas Absolutissimus 1647 (1659?) in state 1
130 : Jansson & Blaeu Atlas Major ex Novissimis Selectissimisque 1705c in state 1
133 : Jansson & Blaeu Atlas Anglois ou Description Generale de L'Angleterre 1715 in state 2
134 : Jansson & Blaeu Atlas Anglois ou Description Generale de L'Angleterre 1724 in state 2

Examples (2)

Ref: 8032
State: 1
Title: Wiltonia sive comitatus Wiltoniensis, Anglis Wilshire.
Date: 1647

Not for sale
Ref: 8033
State: 2
Title: Wiltonia sive comitatus Wiltoniensis, Anglis Wilshire.
Date: 1714

Not for sale

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