Antique Map Auction Sale No. 94 - closed 3/7/2001
Pieter van den Keere's scarce version of Blaeu's carte-a-figure's map of the world. The interesting and detailed border decorations are identical to those of Blaeu and consist of the seven planets across the top, the seven wonders of the world along the bottom and the four elements and four seasons flanking the map. Geographically the map itself is also copied from Blaeu, but includes more legends and additions referring to explorations in the Arctic. He has also added rhumb lines radiating from three compass roses. The map was first published and dated 1608. In1621 Kaerius sold his plates to Jan Jansson who then issued the map with his imprint. This example is the fourth state with Jansson's imprint and no date. Ref: Shirley #264. Some expert restoration in margins and repair of centerfold. $12,000 RESERVE.