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Auction 106, Lot 280

"Mar di Aethiopia vulgo Oceanus Aethiopicus", Jansson, Jan

Subject: South Atlantic

Period: 1647 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

22 x 17 inches
55.9 x 43.2 cm
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A handsome chart decorated with figurative title cartouche, distance scale, compass rose and multiple rhumb lines. It covers most of South America and the southwestern portion of Africa. Tierra del Fuego is separated from the continent and a huge Terra Australis Incognita appears in the south. Locates several islands in the Atlantic including Dos Picos, Sebald de waerts Eylanden (Falklands), and S. Helena Noua.

References: Norwich #240; Phillips (A) 5944-vol. 5, #7.

Condition: B

Tissue repairs on centerfold. Several tiny tears in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $475

Closed on 3/3/2004