Auction 104, Lot 457

"Germaniae Veteris Nova Descriptio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Germany

Period: 1657 (published)

Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 15 inches
48.3 x 38.1 cm

Outstanding map based on Ortelius' map of ancient Germany, which was in turn based on the classical writings of Ptolemy, Plinius, Strabo and others. The map is filled with forests and old place names. It was engraved by Petrus Kaerius and is richly decorated with two elaborate cartouches featuring cherubs and warriors. The sea includes a fine compass rose, ship and sea monster, all beautifully colored.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) 2000H:1B.

Condition: A+

Expert repair on fold in blank margin.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/10/2003

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