Beautiful map of Sumatra, by Dutch cartographer and geographer Jan Janssonius, published in 1657
with original title
‘Svmatrae et insularum locorumque nonnullorum circumiacentium tabula nova’
Artists and Engravers: Jan Janssonius (also known as Johann or Jan Jansson or Janszoon) (1588-1664) was a renowned geographer and publisher of the seventeenth century, when the Dutch dominated map publishing in Europe. Born in Arnhem, Jan was first exposed to the trade via his father, who was also a bookseller and publisher. In 1612, Jan married the daughter of Jodocus Hondius, who was also a prominent mapmaker and seller. Janssonius’ first maps date from 1616.
- Date: c.1657
- Overall size: 740 x 640 mm. (with FRAME)
- Condition: Good, age-related toning.
- Purchase code: M0055
- Price: IDR 45.000.000 // USD 3.118,00