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Name Gigas, Joannes
Occupation Cartographer
Role Cartographer

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Image of Map Collection - 2014.17.53

Map Collection - 2014.17.53

"Osnabrugensis episcopatus, " Amsterdam, 1643, hand-colored engraving, original map by Joannes Gigas, published by Willem Blaeu This map of the German province of Hanover is centered on Osnabruck. The large mannerist strapwork and allegorical title cartouche appears lower left and incorporates a view of the city with its many steeples dominating the sky-line, attended by a surveyor. At lower right is an inset of Reckenberg. The map is decorated with a large coat of arms upper right, other small provincial armorials throughout, and a smaller cartouche surrounds the scale. The map was originally drawn by Joannes Gigas (Gigante) for Jodocus Hondius shortly before his death, and this plate wa