"Europam sive Celticam Veterem. Sic Describere Conabar Abrahamus Ortelius", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1657 (published)
Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio
Color: Hand Color
18.6 x 14 inches
47.2 x 35.6 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. Several little cherubs cavorting with sea creatures surround the distance cartouche. The land is fully engraved with forests, mountains and rivers, and there are several ancient place names. A beautiful example of fine Dutch cartography.
References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) 1000H:1A.
Wide margins with professional repair of short split on fold.