"Insularum Britannicarum Acurata Delineatio ex Geographicis Conatibus Abrahami Ortelii", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1657 (published)
Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio
Color: Hand Color
20.3 x 15.5 inches
51.6 x 39.4 cm
Very lovely map filled with ships, sea monsters, rhumb lines, and compass roses. This is Jansson's historical map of the British Isles after Abraham Ortelius and engraved by Peter van den Keere. North is oriented to the right. Good detail of major cities, rivers, etc. Hadrian's wall stands as a major feature. The map is further embellished with a large and decorative title cartouche featuring ancient Britons at the sides.
References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) 5000H:1A.