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Auction 105, Lot 302

"Suffolcia vernacula Suffoske", Jansson, Jan

Subject: England

Period: 1646 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm
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Along with those of his rival Joan Blaeu, Jan Jansson produced some of the most sought-after and decorative maps of British counties. This beautifully engraved map is resplendent with nine elaborate coats of arms with a ribbon below carrying the family name for each. Finely engraved with impressive detail of the countryside, decorative distance scale, ships in the sea, and a lovely compass rose. No text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #5290:1.2.

Condition: A

Professional repair of top centerfold and backed with light Japanese tissue. Lovely original color, refreshed.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/3/2003