"Europam sive Celticam Veterem. Sic Describere Conabar Abrahamus Ortelius", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1670 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 13.9 inches
47 x 35.3 cm
Splendid map of Europe in ancient times based on the Ortelius map of the same title. Title cartouche (which names Ortelius) is surmounted by a figure of Europa with flags, banners and a cornucopia. The distance cartouche is surrounded by several little cherubs cavorting with sea creatures. The land is fully engraved with forests, mountains and rivers, and there are several ancient place names. A beautiful example of fine Dutch cartography.
Crisp impression. Two neat manuscript notations (in brown ink) of place names in Spain. Top and bottom fold separations, both just entering map, and repaired with archival tape.