Copperplate

J. Jansson : 22 items
G. Valck J. Jansson P. Schenk    Sold singly and in composite atlases 1694-c1715 (1646)
£520
54 x 43cm


Jan Jansson was one of Amsterdam's leading 17th century mapmakers, and a close rival to the Blaeu family. His multi-volume world atlas first saw the introduction of 6 maps of individual English counties into the German edition of 1636, and a further 11 of English and Welsh counties in the Dutch edition of 1644. But when Jansson saw the 1645 Blaeu volume with more decorative maps covering all the English and Welsh counties, he felt obliged to revise his existing plates and complete the set in order to compete. His new volume covering England and Wales was first published in the 1646 Latin text edition of the Atlas Novus. In 1694 the printing plates were acquired by the Amsterdam firm of Schenk and Valk who made various revisions, and sold the maps singly or in composite atlases. This example, covering both Hertfordshire and Middlesex, bears the Schenk and Valck imprint, and has had a graticule of latitude and longitude added. Original full colour.
Ref: MID 378
 
J. Jansson    Atlas Novus 1646-56 (1646)
£330
54.5 x 43cm


The British Isles, with original colour. Some offsetting, and a vertical crease. Centrefold repaired (within printed area at bottom), and a couple of other repaired marginal tears outside the printed area, but still an attractive map. French text to the verso dates this example as from the editions of 1646, 1647, 1652 or 1656
Ref: BIS 886
 
J. Jansson P. van den Keere    Novus Atlas 1646-62 (1636)
£695
51 x 39cm


This map, engraved for Jan Jansson by Peter van den Keere, was based on an earlier version issued by Ortelius in his Parergon in 1595. It shows the British Isles in Roman Times. Jansson first published it in his world atlas in 163 . In 1646 3 compass roses with rhumb lines were added to the plate, this example having these revisions. The revised map then appeared in volume 4 of the atlas which covered England and Wales Original colour. No text to verso.
Ref: BIS 015
 
J. Jansson    Schenk and Valk Composite Atlases and sold singly/Atlas Anglois c1694-1724 (1646)
£235
51 x 40cm


North Wales. Jan Jansson's English and Welsh county maps were first published in 1646 in his Atlas Novus. Following the deaths of Jansson and his successor, Johan van Waesbergh, the printing plates were in 1694 acquired by the Amsterdam booksellers, Peter Schenk and Gerard Valck. The new owners' imprint was substituted and a graticule of grid lines was added to many maps, though that of North Wales was an exception. Miniature town plans were also engraved to mark major towns (as here with Flint, Denbigh and others) . The maps were sold singly and in made-up atlases. By c1714 the plates seem to have been acquired by David Mortier who re-issued some of them in his Atlas Anglois. They appeared for a final time in 1724 in an edition of the Atlas Anglois, now published by Joseph Smith. This example of the North Wales map may have come from any of the above sources, as the Schenk and Valck imprint remained unchanged in Mortier and Smith's editions. Original colour.
Ref: WAL 016
 
G. Valck J. Jansson P. Schenk    Sold singly and in composite atlases 1694-c1715 (1646)
£520
54 x 43cm


Jan Jansson was one of Amsterdam's leading 17th century mapmakers, and a close rival to the Blaeu family. His multi-volume world atlas first saw the introduction of 6 maps of individual English counties into the German edition of 1636, and a further 11 of English and Welsh counties in the Dutch edition of 1644. But when Jansson saw the 1645 Blaeu volume with more decorative maps covering all the English and Welsh counties, he felt obliged to revise his existing plates and complete the set in order to compete. His new volume covering England and Wales was first published in the 1646 Latin text edition of the Atlas Novus. In 1694 the printing plates were acquired by the Amsterdam firm of Schenk and Valk who made various revisions, and sold the maps singly or in composite atlases. This example, covering both Middlesex and Hertfordshire, bears the Schenk and Valck imprint, and has had a graticule of latitude and longitude added. Original full colour.
Ref: MID 378
 
G. Valck J. Jansson P. Schenk    Schenk and Valk Composite Atlases and sold singly 1694 - c1715 (1646)
£335
48.5 x 37cm


Original full colour in excellent condition. The plates of Jansson's British maps were acquired by Peter Schenk and Gerard Valk in 1694. The new owners' imprint was substituted and a graticule of grid lines was added to most maps . The delineation of major towns was also amended to show plan views. The maps were sold singly and in made-up atlases.
Ref: NTN 1406
 
J. Jansson    Atlas Novus 1646-66
£450
49.5 x 38cm


In the mid 17th century the Amsterdam-based Jansson and Blaeu families were in fierce competition, each seeking to top the other in extending and updating their multi-volume world atlas projects. Jansson was the first to introduce maps of some individual English counties in 1636,only for Blaeu to leap frog him in 1645 with a new volume covering all of England and Wales, and with more decorative map designs. Jansson responded swiftly, re-engraving his existing English county maps and completing the series in time to introduce his own new volume on England and Wales in 1646. Original colour. Mounted ready to frame.
Ref: SUF 1656
 
J. Jansson    Atlas Novus 1646-94
£395
50 x 41.5cm


West Riding. Jan Jansson was one of Amsterdam's leading 17th century mapmakers, and a close rival to the Blaeu family. His multi-volume world atlas first saw the introduction of 6 maps of individual English counties into the German edition of 1636, and a further 11 of English and Welsh counties in the Dutch edition of 1644. But when Jansson saw the 1645 Blaeu volume with more decorative maps covering all the English and Welsh counties, he felt obliged to revise his existing plates and complete the set in order to compete. His new volume covering England and Wales was first published in the 1646 Latin text edition of the Atlas Novus. There were several later editions by Jansson, and later isses by Schenk and Valk who acquired the plates in 1694. This copy of the map of the West riding of Yorkshire dates from between 1646 and 1694. There is no text to the verso, which precludes more specific dating . A few nicks and nibble to the outer white margins, with slight loss, but these would be hidden by a mount, and do not affect the image.
Ref: YOR 035
 
J. Jansson    Novus Atlas 1659
£425
52.5 x 43.5cm


Scotland south/central. The map covers southern and central Scotland from the English border to the river Tay. Jansson never published a separate volume of maps of Scotland to rival that of Blaeu. Instead he initially included 3 maps of the country in his volume IV of 1646 which covered the British Isles as a whole. In 1659 these were augmented by six new Scottish maps which appeared in the Dutch and German editions of the atlas in 1659. This example, which lacks any signatures of authorship, is one of these maps.Original full colour, with no text to verso.
Ref: SCT 1145
 
J. Jansson    Atlas Novus 1646-66 (1646)
£450
48.5 x 38cm


Jan Jansson was one of Amsterdam's leading 17th century mapmakers, and a close rival to the Blaeu family. His multi-volume world atlas first saw the introduction of 6 maps of individual English counties into the German edition of 1636, and a further 11 of English and Welsh counties in the Dutch edition of 1644. But when Jansson saw the 1645 Blaeu volume with more decorative maps covering all the English and Welsh counties, he felt obliged to revise his existing plates and complete the set in order to compete. His new volume covering England and Wales was first published in the 1646 Latin text edition of the Atlas Novus. There were several later editions by Jansson, and later issues by Schenk and Valk who acquired the plates in 1694. This attractively coloured example has no text to verso which precludes more accurate dating to a specific edition.
Ref: DER 1156
 
J. Jansson    Atlas Novus 1646-1656
£175
50.5 x 40.5cm


Jan Jansson was one of Amsterdam's leading 17th century mapmakers, and a close rival to the Blaeu family. His multi-volume world atlas first saw the introduction of 6 maps of individual English counties into the German edition of 1636, and a further 11 of English and Welsh counties in the Dutch edition of 1644. But when Jansson saw the 1645 Blaeu volume with more decorative maps covering all the English and Welsh counties, he felt obliged to revise his existing plates and complete the set in order to compete. His new volume covering England and Wales was first published in the 1646 Latin text edition of the Atlas Novus. There were several later editions by Jansson, and later isses by Schenk and Valk who acquired the plates in 1694. French text to verso dates this example as from the editions of 1646, 1647, 1652 or 1656. Original colour. Slight age-toning to the paper.
Ref: DUR 017
 
J. Jansson    Schenk and Valk Composite Atlases/Atlas Anglois? 1694-1715 (1646)
£550
50 x 39.5cm


The plates of Jansson's British maps were acquired by Peter Schenk and Gerard Valk in 1694. The new owners' imprint was substituted and a graticule of grid lines was added to most maps (Gloucestershire/Monmouthshire being an exception in respect of the latter). The maps were sold singly and in made-up atlases. The plates were later acquired by David Mortier and that of Gloucestershire/Monmouthshire was used in his Atlas Anglois of 1714. Original full colour.
Ref: GLO 1214
 
J. Jansson    Schenk and Valk Composite Atlases/Atlas Anglois? 1694-1715 (1646)
£550
50 x 39.5cm


The plates of Jansson's British maps were acquired by Peter Schenk and Gerard Valk in 1694. The new owners' imprint was substituted and a graticule of grid lines was added to most maps (Gloucestershire/Monmouthshire being an exception). The maps were sold singly and in made-up atlases. The plates were later acquired by David Mortier and that of Gloucestershire/Monmouthshire was used in his Atlas Anglois of 1714. Original full colour.
Ref: GLO 1214
 
J. Jansson    Atlas Novus 1646/1649 (1646)
£275
49 x 40.5cm


Jan Jansson was one of Amsterdam's leading 17th century mapmakers, and a close rival to the Blaeu family. His multi-volume world atlas first saw the introduction of 6 maps of individual English counties into the German edition of 1636, and a further 11 of English and Welsh counties in the Dutch edition of 1644. But when Jansson saw the 1645 Blaeu volume with more decorative maps covering all the English and Welsh counties, he felt obliged to revise his existing plates and complete the set in order to compete. His new volume covering England and Wales was first published in the 1646 Latin text edition of the Atlas Novus. There were several later editions by Jansson, and later issues by Schenk and Valk who acquired the plates in 1694. Latin text to verso dates this copy as from the 1646 or 1659 editions. Original colour. Minor centrefold repairs, not impinging the printed area.
Ref: NMB 1220
 
G. Valck J. Jansson P. Schenk    Schenk and Valk Composite Atlases and sold singly 1694-c1714 (1646)
£550
48.5 x 37cm


Jan Jansson was one of Amsterdam's leading 17th century mapmakers, and a close rival to the Blaeu family. His multi-volume world atlas first saw the introduction of 6 maps of individual English counties into the German edition of 1636, and a further 11 of English and Welsh counties in the Dutch edition of 1644. But when Jansson saw the 1645 Blaeu volume with more decorative maps covering all the English and Welsh counties, he felt obliged to revise his existing plates and complete the set in order to compete. His new volume covering England and Wales was first published in the 1646 Latin text edition of the Atlas Novus. There were several later editions by Jansson, and later issues by Schenk and Valk who acquired the plates in 1694. This example bears the Schenk and Valck imprint, and has a graticule of latitude and longitude added. It is in original full colour.
Ref: SOM 1222
 
J. Jansson    Atlas Novus 1646-66 (1646)
£550
49.5 x 39.5cm


Jan Jansson was one of Amsterdam's leading 17th century mapmakers, and a close rival to the Blaeu family. His multi-volume world atlas first saw the introduction of 6 maps of individual English counties into the German edition of 1636, and a further 11 of English and Welsh counties in the Dutch edition of 1644. But when Jansson saw the 1645 Blaeu volume with more decorative maps covering all the English and Welsh counties, he felt obliged to revise his existing plates and complete the set in order to compete. His new volume covering England and Wales was first published in the 1646 Latin text edition of the Atlas Novus. There were several later editions by Jansson, and later by Schenk and Valk who acquired the plates. This example is in original full colour.
Ref: WIL 1225
 
J. Jansson    Atlas Novus 1646-66 (1646)
£425
52.5 x 42.5cm


Jan Jansson was one of Amsterdam's leading 17th century mapmakers, and a close rival to the Blaeu family. His multi-volume world atlas first saw the introduction of 6 maps of individual English counties into the German edition of 1636, and a further 11 of English and Welsh counties in the Dutch edition of 1644. But when Jansson saw the 1645 Blaeu volume with more decorative maps covering all the English and Welsh counties, he felt obliged to revise his existing plates and complete the set in order to compete. His new volume covering England and Wales was first published in the 1646 Latin text edition of the Atlas Novus. There were several later editions by Jansson, and later isses by Schenk and Valk who acquired the plates in 1694. The Worcestershire map also covers Warwickshire. There is no text to verso of this example, which precludes more accurate dating to a specific edition. Top and bottom centrefold repairs, the former impinging c4cm within the border, but still a most attractive and desirable copy.
Ref: WOR 1193
 
J. Jansson    Atlas Novus 1646-66 (1646)
£425
52.5 x 42.5cm


Jan Jansson was one of Amsterdam's leading 17th century mapmakers, and a close rival to the Blaeu family. His multi-volume world atlas first saw the introduction of 6 maps of individual English counties into the German edition of 1636, and a further 11 of English and Welsh counties in the Dutch edition of 1644. But when Jansson saw the 1645 Blaeu volume with more decorative maps covering all the English and Welsh counties, he felt obliged to revise his existing plates and complete the set in order to compete. His new volume covering England and Wales was first published in the 1646 Latin text edition of the Atlas Novus. There were several later editions by Jansson, and later isses by Schenk and Valk who acquired the plates in 1694. The Warwickshire map also covers Worcestershire. There is no text to verso of this example, which precludes more accurate dating to a specific edition. Top and bottom centrefold repairs, the former impinging c4cm within the border, but still a most attractive and desirable copy.
Ref: WOR 1193
 
J. Jansson    Atlas 1636
£550
50 x 38cm


The plates of Mercator's 1595 Atlas later passed to the Hondius family and then to Jan Jansson who all continued to issue new editions with changes and additions along the way. In 1636 Jansson issued a new German edition of the atlas in which a number of new maps of individual English counties appeared for the first time, including this map of Somerset (mis-spelled Somerest-shire). These maps appeared again in the 1644 Dutch edition, but were subsequently revised with the addition of coats of arms and other decorative flourishes to better compete with the British maps in Vol 4 of Blaeu's 1645 Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. The revised versions were then re-published in Jansson's Atlas Novus of 1646.This first-state version of Somerset is not common, and would be a welcome addition to any Somerset collection.
Ref: SOM 1242
 
J. Jansson    Atlas Minor 1628-51
£75
25 x 18cm


The Atlas Minor was first published in 1607 by Jodocus Hondius the younger, as a reduced size version of the large Mercator/Hondius world atlas. From 1607-21 Hondius issued 9 editions in 3 languages - Latin, French and German. In 1628 Jan Jansson issued his own edition of the atlas, with new plates engraved by Abraham Goos and Pieter van den Keere. Between 1628 and 1651 he also issued 9 editions of his Atlas Minor, again with text in the same 3 languages. This map of SW England and Wales comes from one of the French editions of the Jansson atlas. It bears the French title Quatriesme Table D'Angleterre above the top border, and has French text to the veso.
 
G. Valck J. Jansson P. Schenk    Schenk and Valk Composite Atlases and sold singly/Atlas Anglois c1694-1724 (1646)
£235
49 x 37.5cm


The plates of Jansson's British maps were acquired by Peter Schenk and Gerard Valk in 1694. The new owners' imprint was substituted and a graticule of grid lines was added to many maps, though Herefordshire was an exception. Miniature town plans were also engraved to mark major towns (as here with Hereford) . The maps were sold singly and in made-up atlases. By c1714 the plates seem to have been acquired by David. Mortier who re-issued some of them in his Atlas Anglois. They appeared for a final time in 1724 in an edition of the Atlas Anglois, now published by Joseph Smith. This example of the Hereford map may have come from any of the abover sources, as the Schenk and Valk imprint remained unchanged in Mortier and Smith's editions. Original colour. Minor centrefold repairs, not affecting the printed area.
Ref: HRE 001
 
J. Jansson    Atlas 1644
£495
49 x 38cm


The plates of Mercator's great world Atlas later passed to the Hondius family and then to Jan Jansson who all continued to issue new editions with changes and additions along the way. In 1636 Jansson issued a new German edition of the atlas in which a number of new maps of individual English counties appeared for the first time. These new maps appeared again in the 1644 Dutch edition, with the further addition of 11 more maps of English and Welsh counties, including this map of Devon. All these new county maps were subsequently revised, with the addition of coats of arms and other decorative flourishes. to better compete with the British maps in Vol 4 of Blaeu's 1645 Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. The revised versions were then re-published in Jansson's Atlas Novus of 1646.This first-state version of Devonshire is uncommon, and would be a welcome addition to any Devon collection. Repair to 1cm long lower centrefold tear, not affecting the image.
Ref: DEV 016