Auction 111, Lot 465

"Argow cum parte merid. Zurichgow", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1656 (circa)


Color: Black & White

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

Nice copper engraved map of Canton Aargau and parts of the Cantons Schwyz, Zurich and Glarus. Includes the cities of Bern and Lucern. Based on the cartography of Gerard Mercator and very similar to a map of the same title by Blaeu. Beautifully engraved to depict the mountainous countryside and embellished with a small title cartouche. Latin text on verso and a large engraving with six angels.


Condition: A

Crisp impression on thick paper with wide, original margins. The impression is very early, with text layout scribe marks still evident. Trace of surface soil, else fine.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/8/2005