Auction 110, Lot 374

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

Subject: Denmark

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 17.2 inches
52.1 x 43.7 cm

Handsome 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. Dutch text on verso.


Condition: B

Lovely original color. Toned with a couple of spots in map and minor creasing at centerfold. Couple of short tears in blank margins.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $230

Closed on 3/2/2005