BRITISH ISLANDS MONA INSULA VULGO ANGLESEY MONA INSULA VULGO THE ISLE OF MAN MONA INSULA ANGLICE THE ISLE OF WIGHT

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MONA INSULA VULGO ANGLESEY MONA INSULA THE ISLE OF MAN VECTIS INSULA ANGLICE THE ISLE OF WIGHT A highly decorative map of The Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and Anglesey produced to accompany Volume IV of the "Novus Atlas" published by Janssonius family of Amsterdan in 1646. There are numerouse decorative elements to the map including, Shields, Galleons and pastoral title cartouches.

Very good condition.

code : M2260

Cartographer : JANSSONIUS Johannes

Date : 1645c Amsterdam

Size : 45*55cms

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Johannes Janssonius Jr. (1588-1664) was the son of the bookseller and publisher, Johannes Janssonius of Arnhem (ie. Janssonius, the elder). The elder Janssonius of Arnhem acted as co-publisher, with Cornelis Claesz, of the early editions of Hondius' "Atlas Minor".

Janssonius Jr. married Jodocus Hondius' daughter Elisabeth in 1612. From about 1633 onwards Janssonius' name and imprint started appearing on the Mercator/Hondius "Atlas ..." After 1636 the name of the "Atlas ..." was changed to "Atlas Novus "with Janssonius being responsible, in the main, for its publication.

The "Atlas Novus" was expanded by Janssonius over the years of its publication in an attempt to rival Blaeu's "Atlas Maior" for size and quality. Janssonius' "Atlas Novus" eventually comprised six volumes with a nautical atlas and an atlas of the ancient world included. The maps were relatively similar format to those of Blaeu, although a difference in style is certainly discernible.

Janssonius also issued an "Atlas Maior" of his own, again in competition with Blaeu, but this was not issued as regularly as the Blaeu version. The "Atlas Maior" comprised some ten volumes - eleven if the Cellarius celestial volume is included.