Rediscovering the Jansson & Hondius Atlases of Henry Vignaud
The Appendix Atlas of 1636-1680 is a unique atlas composed of approximately one hundred maps published by Jan Jansson some time between 1636 and 1680. This title was created by the Clark Library to represent this unique compilation of maps. Often times patrons would request specific maps be bound into an atlas, making a unique atlas. This particular atlas was likely assembled and bound at the request of a patron, and the maps are numbered individually to 98, though the Clark Library only holds 86 of these. These maps were reunited after a careful examination of the physical characteristics of the paper, including the wormholes and staining. While these maps are stored individually now, it appears that these maps were bound together and stored vertically at the time that the staining occured. The following maps provide examples of the stains, water damage, and repairs found in this unique atlas.