Old Hampshire Mapped
Jansson's Hampshire 1646Notes by
Martin and Jean Norgate: 2005
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|Index sheet to parts of the map|
|Gazetteer, place names|
|Gazetteer, in Hundreds|
|Index sheet to market towns, etc|
These notes are made from a map of the County of Hampshire
with Berkshire, in Atlas Novus vol.4, by Johannes Jansson,
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1646. The item used is in the Map Collection
of Hampshire CC Museums Service, item HMCMS:ACM1934.14. This copy of
the map is tinted.
This study concentrates upon what can be seen from the map, but note that Berkshire is ignored; studies of the background of county mapping in England, and map makers have been published elsewhere.
Note firstly that the map is sideways to our condition eyes, it is presented with West at the top of the sheet. Rembering that comparison to other maps is intended we have present some images with North at the top, the labels sideways.
Johannes or John Jansson was born at Arnheim about 1596. He
was admitted to the Printers Guild, 1618. Jansson worked with
Henry Hondius on the Mercator-Hondius atlas in which many maps bear
his name. Having married Henry's sister he inherited the
business, originally founded by Gerhardt Mercator, when Henry died
about 1657. He died in Amsterdam, 1664.
Volume 4 of the Hondius-Mercator atlas was issued by Johannes Jansson in 1646. This volume has a description of England, in Latin, from Camden's Britannia, and maps of the counties of England and Wales.
Box, E G: 1932=1935: Hampshire in Early Maps and early Roadbooks: Hampshire Field Club: XII: pp221-235
Chubb, Thomas: 1927: Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland
Hodgkiss, A G: 1981 (4th edn): Discovering Antique maps: Shire Publications (Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire):: ISBN 0 85263 581 8; an inexpensive and approachable introduction to old maps
Penfold, Alastair J: 1994: Introduction to the Printed Maps of Hampshire: Hampshire CC Museums Service
Smith, David: 1986: Jansson versus Blaeu: Cartographic Journal: vol.23: pp.106-114
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