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Johannes Janssonius

Dutch, 1588 - 1664

Jan Jansson, also known as Johannes Janssonius, was born 1588 in Arnhem, Netherlands. His father was a bookseller and publisher (Jan Janszoon the Elder). When he married the daughter of the cartographer Jodocus Hondius he also set up a business as book publisher in Amsterdam. His first map was published in 1616. Around 15 years later he set up a partnership with his brother in law Hondius add issued further editions of the Mercator / Hondius atlas. After his death in 1664, his heirs continued to publish his maps.