Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 19

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Jansson, Jan

Subject: World

Period: 1628 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

8 x 5.8 inches
20.3 x 14.7 cm

Beautifully engraved and finely detailed double hemisphere map surrounded in strapwork borders into which are set an armillary sphere, compass rose and the names of the four elements. The map features the island of California with no further 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 at bottom.

References: Shirley #325.

Condition: A

Estimate: $850 - $950

Sold for: $800

Closed on 3/6/2007