Auction 110, Lot 15

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Cluver/Jansson

Subject: World

Period: 1660 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12 x 6.2 inches
30.5 x 15.7 cm

Fine miniature double hemisphere map surrounded in strapwork borders into which are set an armillary sphere and a compass rose. The map features the island of California with no coastline continuing to the northwest. Terra Australis has a broken coastline and a notation that ends with the signature of the engraver, A. Goos. Four lines of Latin text balance the title cartouche. The map was originally engraved in 1628 for Jansson's editions of the Atlas Minor and was also included in Cluver's popular geography Introductionis in Universam Geographicam.


Condition: A+

Light soil in blank margins, still fine.

Estimate: $700 - $750

Sold for: $700

Closed on 3/2/2005