Rediscovering the Jansson & Hondius Atlases of Henry Vignaud
Comitatus Lancastrensis: The Counties Palatine of Lancaster (Lancashire, United Kingdom) was first published in 1636 by Jan Jansson and was later republished in 1637 in an atlas by Henricus Hondius and Jan Jansson. A large image of Poseidon rising out of the ocean upon his chariot drawn by hippocampus is featured on the left side. The maps from Jan Jansson's Appendix Atlas of 1636-1680 include a manuscript number in the upper right corner of the verso, which indicates the placement of the map within the overall sequence of maps, and Comitatus Lancastrensis features a "17." This map also has light tide stains (the brown lines left after the paper is exposed to dirty water) which can be found along the top edge and a repair made to the bottom seam, but the repair was made while the map was removed from its binding.