Auction 111, Lot 346

"Typus Maritimus Groenlandiae, Islandiae, Freti Davidis, Insulae Johannis Mayen, et Hitlandiae, Scotiae, et Hiberniae litora maritima Septentrionalia", Jansson, Jan

Subject: North Atlantic and Arctic

Period: 1659 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.9 x 16.8 inches
53.1 x 42.7 cm

This handsome chart is a close copy of the Jocobsz/Goos landmark chart of the northern regions from the Faeroe Islands north of Scotland to Baffin Island where a legend states [Here is fresh fish, dead whales, white foxes and fresh salmon]. The map is beautifully ornamented with a large title cartouche flanked by whalers and the distance scale cartouche surrounded by a siren family. It is also adorned with ships, a whale, compass roses and rhumb lines.

References: van der Krogt (Atlantes) #0110:1.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $900 - $1,200

Sold for: $850

Closed on 6/8/2005