"Germaniae Veteris Nova Descriptio", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1657 (published)
Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio
Color: Hand Color
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.
Expert repair on fold in blank margin.