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Johannes Janssonius (1588-1664) was a Dutch cartographer who lived and worked in Amsterdam in the 17th century. He produced his first maps in 1616 of France and Italy. In the 1630s he formed a partnership with his brother in law Henricus Hondius, and together they published atlases as Mercator/Hondius/Janssonius, best known of which is the "Atlas Novus" published in 3 volumes in 1638, one fully dedicated to Italy. This map of Dominium Venetum in Italia is contained in the Atlas Novus and is characterized by three decorative cartouches. Of note, the cartouche on the upper left corner with the winged lion which has long been a traditional symbol of Venice.
This artistic reproduction of a vintage map was made using modern graphic procedures, but obtaining the results found in the antique copperplate engraving technique, as one can easily find out by lightly rubbing his/her finger on the map. This map, which is an exact reproduction of the original antique, is printed on cotton paper panels which are glued and mounted on a cotton cloth background "a stacchi" (slightly separated from each other), in order to allow for folding and easier transport. Finally, map is water-colored by hand making it a truly unique piece, worthy of the original old print.
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