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Last NameJansson / Janssonius    
Given NameJan    
alt. NamesJ. J. ; Ionannes Jansz / Janz/ R. Johnson / Johannes Janssonius / Joannes‏ Janßonius Hans Fabel ;    
Marriage1: Elisabeth de Hondt (1xxx-1627) in 1612, the daughter of cartographer ->Jodocus Hondius ; 2: Elisabeth Carlier in 1629    
Year born1588 in Arnhem, nowadays Netherlands    
Year died1664    
Place of deathAmsterdam    
Father's occupationpublisher and bookseller Jan Janszoon the Elder (15xx-1xxx)    
Relativescopper-engraver and map-maker ->Johannes Janssonius van Waesberge (c. 1616-1681) (son-in-law)    
Country of ActivityNetherlands    
Worked forUnder the leadership of J. J. the Hondius Atlas was steadily enlarged & renamed: Atlas Novus (8 vols., published Amsterdam 1658-1666) ; Andreas Cellarius: Atlas of the Heavens ; map "Totius Sueviae novissima Tabula" (belonging to his "Novus Atlas absolutissimus" (1658ff.) ; map "Japan" (Amsterdam 1648) ; map "Japan, Ezo (Hokkaido) and Korea" (Amsterdam 1658) ;    
Collaboratorstogether with Henricus Hondius (brother-in-law), they published atlases as Mercator / Hondius / Janssonius ;    
Techniquescopper engraving and hand-colouring of cartographic, maritime and topographic maps & atlases    
Archival sourcessee http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Janssonius for links to online maps    
Published sourcesJohn Blake: Vermessung der Meere. Historische Seekarten (2007: 52 & 79f.) ; Peter van der Krogt (ed.): Koeman's atlantes Neerlandici. Vol. 1: The folio atlases published by ->Gerard Mercator, ->Jodocus Hondius, ->Henricus Hondius, J.J. & their successors (1997) ; Grees 2002: 30 ; Walter 1994: plates 55 & 57 ;    
otherSome of his maps are also signed "apud Ioannem Ianssonium" OR "Officina Janssoniana". In 1623 Janssonius owned a bookstore in Frankfurt am Main, later also in Danzig, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Königsberg, Geneva, and Lyon.    

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