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Marchionatus Moraviae Auct. I. Comenio.

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Article ID EUT4300
Artist Janssonius/Mercator-Hondius, H. (1588-1664)
Johannes Janssonius (Jansson),( 1588- 1664) Amsterdam was born in Arnhem, the son of Jan Janszoon the Elder,a publisher and bookseller. In 1612 he married Elisabeth de Hondt, the daughter of Jodocus Hondius. He produced his first maps in 1616 of France and Italy. In 1623 Janssonius owned a bookstore in Frankfurt am Main, later also in Danzig, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Königsberg, Geneva and Lyon. In the 1630s he formed a partnership with his brother in law Henricus Hondius, and together they published atlases as Mercator/Hondius/Janssonius. Under the leadership of Janssonius the Hondius Atlas was steadily enlarged. Renamed Atlas Novus, it had three volumes in 1638, one fully dedicated to Italy. 1646 a fourth volume came out with English County Maps, a year after a similar issue by Willem Blaeu. Janssonius' maps are similar to those of Blaeu, and he is often accused of copying from his rival, but many of his maps predate those of Blaeu and/or covered different regions. By 1660, at which point the atlas bore the appropriate name Atlas Major, there were 11 volumes, containing the work of about a hundred credited authors and engravers. It included a description of most of the cities of the world (Townatlas), of the waterworld (Atlas Maritimus in 33 maps), and of the Ancient World (60 maps). The eleventh volume was the Atlas of the Heavens by Andreas Cellarius. Editions were printed in Dutch, Latin, French, and a few times in German.
Title Marchionatus Moraviae Auct. I. Comenio.
Year ca. 1664
Description Map shows complete Moravia in Chzech with three decorative cartouches.
Moravia is a historical region in the east of the Czech Republic and one of three historical Czech lands, with Bohemia and Czech Silesia. The Slavic Moravians settled in the region in the 6th century. In the 7th century Moravia was part of the Samo Empire. At the beginning of the 8th century, the southern part was under the influence of the Avars. After Charlemagne had driven away the Avars, the Moravian Principality was established in the south-east of Moravia, parts of southwestern Slovakia (Záhorie) and later also in parts of Lower Austria towards the end of the 8th century. Since 1031, Moravian history has run almost continuously with the history of Bohemia. The medieval and early modern Margraviate of Moravia was a crown land of the Lands of the Bohemian Crown from 1348 to 1918, an imperial state of the Holy Roman Empire from 1004 to 1806, a crown land of the Austrian Empire from 1804 to 1867, and a part of Austria-Hungary from 1867 to 1918. Moravia was one of the five lands of Czechoslovakia founded in 1918.
Map shows complete Moravia in Chzech with three decorative cartouches.
Moravia is a historical region in the east of the Czech Republic and one of three historical Czech lands, with Bohemia and Czech Silesia. The Slavic Moravians settled in the region in the 6th century. In the 7th century Moravia was part of the Samo Empire. At the beginning of the 8th century, the southern part was under the influence of the Avars. After Charlemagne had driven away the Avars, the Moravian Principality was established in the south-east of Moravia, parts of southwestern Slovakia (Záhorie) and later also in parts of Lower Austria towards the end of the 8th century. Since 1031, Moravian history has run almost continuously with the history of Bohemia. The medieval and early modern Margraviate of Moravia was a crown land of the Lands of the Bohemian Crown from 1348 to 1918, an imperial state of the Holy Roman Empire from 1004 to 1806, a crown land of the Austrian Empire from 1804 to 1867, and a part of Austria-Hungary from 1867 to 1918. Moravia was one of the five lands of Czechoslovakia founded in 1918.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Dimensions (cm)38,5 x 54 cm
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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