ABOUT JOANNES JANSSON

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Joannes Jansson

1588-1664

Joannes Jansson II (also known as Jan Janssonius), was from a highly influential map publishing family, situated in Amsterdam. He married the daughter of Jodocus Hondius the elder, a prominent map maker, in 1612. The same year, Jansson started his own business publishing maps, atlases and globes. After Hondius and his wife, Colletta van den Keere, passed away, Jansson and his brother in-law, Henricus Hondius, continued publishing the Mercator-Hondius "Atlas" under the new title "Atlas Novus" (initially publication 1638) and later "Atlas Major" (1662). By the end, the series contained 11 volumes and had been published in a variety of languages. 

 

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