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Publisher: JANSSONIUS, J.
Title: Nova Franconiae Descriptio.
Published in: Amsterdam, 1626
   
Size: 17.6 x 21.8 inches.
44.8 x 55.4 cm.
Coloring:

In attractive strong original colours.
Condition: A good and dark impression. Left and right hand margins cut to neat line. Extra vertical and horizontal folds, as issued. Verso lower part cf. under laid due to paper thinness of crossings of fold. Paper slightly age-toned as usual.
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In 1626 Abraham Goos engraved a single-sheet "carte à figures"- map of Franconia with decorative borders for Joannes Janssonius. In the center part of the top border is the map title flanked by the views of Nürnberg and Wurtsburg. The map has coats of arms and costumed figures in the side borders. Lower border contains views of Bamberg, Fulda, Rotenburgh and Budingen.
The geographical content is based on Gerard Mercator's map of Franconia.
First state of 2.

The map is in a strictly contemporary colouring and of the highest level. More about "colouring of antique maps and figured border maps [+]
Reference: Schilder, Monumenta Cartographica, VI,42.



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