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Auction 101, Lot 43

"Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication: Atlantis Majoris

Color: Hand Color

20 x 16 inches
50.8 x 40.6 cm
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A classic map of the ancient world based on Ortelius. Europe, Asia and Africa (as far south as Madagascar) are placed at the center of a much larger oval frame. The climatic zones are marked and ships and sea creatures surround the map. The title is enclosed in a strapwork panel at top and there is a prominent blank cartouche at the bottom. State one of the plate.

References: Shirley #385.

Condition: A+

Couple of tiny insignificant spots, overall fine.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $600

Closed on 12/4/2002