Elbe River Map from Janssonius' German Edition of Mercator's "Atlas Minor", 1651
The Atlas Minor was originally published by Jodocus Hondius (Flemish, 1563 – 1612) as a posthumous, reduced-size edition of the Atlas by Gerardus Mercator (Flemish, 1512 – 1594), with additions and alterations by Hondius. Further editions of the Atlas Minor were published in various languages and with additional and updated maps by Hondius and his sons Jodocus II and Henricus, and eventually by his son-in-law Johannes Janssonius. This map of the Elbe river region was included in Janssonius’ editions of the Atlas Minor.
|Medium on Ground:||Engraving on laid paper|
|Region:||Elbe River, Hamburg|
|Period:||17th Century, Antique|
|Title:||Nobilis Fluvius Albis|
|Portfolio and/or Book:||Pulled from Atlas Minor, Das ist Ein Kurtze jedoch gründliche Beschreibung der gantzen Welt in zwei Theile abgetheilet (“Atlas Minor, a Small but Complete Description of the Whole World in Two Volumes”), 2nd German Edition, 1651|
|Publisher:||Johannes Janssonius (born Jan Janszoon, Dutch, 1588–1664)|
|Place of Publication:||Amsterdam|
|Labels to frame:||Photocopy print included to verso of the text on verso side of map page|
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- toning and scattered foxing to page; warped paper sheet; dust accumulation to surface of glass and frame; minor edge wear and scuff marks to frame; inscription to frame verso attributes map to the incorrect atlas edition, with printed title page included from an earlier Latin-text edition.
- measures frame; visible page measures 8.25" W x 6.5" H.