Antique Germany map – Nova Germaniae Descriptio
Beautiful map of greater Germany. 2nd state (out of 5) published in 1626 by Johannes Janssonius, originally published by Petrus Kaerius in 1615. Size: 47 x 57,2 cm.
The map is framed on all sides with decorative borders. The top border contains portaits of Emperor Matthias with the seven Electors, all on horseback. Matthias is shown twice: as emperor and as king of Bohemia and Hungary.
On three sides the map image is framed by shields with coats of arms. Along the bottom border runs a strip with ten town views in oval frames: Cologne, Frankfurt, Strassbourg, Nurenberg, Prague, Augsburg, Hedeilberg, Lübeck and Hamburg. Willem janszn.’s map of 1609 served as a model for the town views. The coats of arms along the side borders are flanked by costumed figures. Verso: blank.
Literature: Günther Schilder, Monumenta Cartographica VI, 33.2
Price: Euro5.500,- (excl. VAT/BTW)