Auction 107, Lot 412

"Vetus Descriptio Daciarum Nec non Moesiarum…", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1657 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 14 inches
48.3 x 35.6 cm

Impressive map of the area of Romania and Bulgaria centered on the Danube River. The map is based on Ortelius' map of the region which was in turn based on classical sources. It was beautifully engraved by Petrus Kaerius to highlight the major cities, mountains and rivers and is embellished by a garland draped title cartouche with two putti and a ship in the Black Sea.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #7710H:1.

Condition: A

Old repair in bottom blank margin, couple of insignificant spots on fold, still very good.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/9/2004