Nr. 855: Essexiae descriptio..
“Essexiae descriptio. The description of Essex”. Engraved map in original colour by Johannes Janssonius, Amsterdam 1636. German text to the verso. (PM) 38,5 x 49,5 cm.
K.-Krogt 5285:1.1. First state of Jansson’s map of Essex, one of the rare so called pre-issue county maps. The map in this early state was only published with German or Dutch text to the verso. Our copy is from the first vol. of Jansson’s “Newer Atlas” in two volumes of 1636 (K.-K. 1:323). – In full original wash colour, the cartouche and the scale finely coloured by a contemporary hand. Wide margins. Faint water staining in upper corners, negligible imperfections in white margins only. A very attractive example of a rare map!