Auction 107, Lot 331

"Selandiae In Regno Daniae Insulae Chorographica Descriptio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Denmark

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.6 x 17.2 inches
52.3 x 43.7 cm

Exquisite map centered on Syaelland with the topography, cities and towns meticulously engraved. The map is extravagantly adorned with fifteen different ships and boats, a variety of sea monsters, heralds, three cartouches, each flanked by figures, and a distance scale held by a surveyor. A very fine example of the mapmaker's art.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #1510:1.1.

Condition: A

Japanese tissue reinforcing centerfold and margins extended at bottom sides, evidently to repair damaged corners - not affecting map.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/9/2004