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Auction 106, Lot 39

"Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1658 (published)


Color: Hand Color

20 x 16 inches
50.8 x 40.6 cm
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A classic map of the ancient world based on Ortelius. Europe, Asia and Africa, as far south as Madagascar, are placed at the center of a much larger oval frame. The Climatic zones are marked and ships and sea creatures surround the map. The title is enclosed in a strapwork panel at top and a prominent cartouche at the bottom includes the dedication and beautiful coat of arms with putti added at top and bottom. This is the second, uncommon, state in which the lower dedication cartouche was beautifully completed with crest, wind-heads and angels.

References: Shirley #385.

Condition: A

Full color on title and dedication cartouche. Split into lower cartouche, professionally repaired. Minor printers crease at upper left.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $550

Closed on 3/3/2004