Maps

Artist / Author / Cartographer:

JANSSON, JAN

Title:

China, Veteribus Sinarvm Regio nunc incolis tame dicta

Date:

c.1636

Medium:

copper engraving, later colour

Size:

41 x 50 cms.

Description:

This early map of China was based on the outline of William Blaeu's map of the country which was published a year earlier. The Blaeu family were rivals of the Hondius / Jansson family in Amsterdam.

 

The Dutch mapmaker, Jan Jansson was the son-in-law of Jodocus Hondius. He took over the publishing of the Mercator Hondius atlas from 1638.

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Item Code:

MA6218

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