"Nova Totius Livoniae accurata Descriptio", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Baltic - Estonia and Lavia
Period: 1653 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
20 x 15 inches
50.8 x 38.1 cm
Superb map of Estonia and Latvia providing good information on the rivers, forests, lakes, islands and cities. A large title cartouche, sailing ships, a sea monster and wonderful calligraphy decorate the map. Jan Jansson (1596-1664) was a Dutch cartographer and the son-in-law of Jodocus Hondius. A globe maker, he published an edition of Ptolemy's works in 1617, and he and his brother-in-law, Henricus Hondius, published the Novus Atlas in 1637. At Henricus Hondius' death in 1657, he inherited the Hondius publishing firm. Spanish text on verso.
Crisp, dark impression, original coloring that is a little faded. On a full sheet of fine hand laid paper with wide, original margins. Light, scattered foxing and a long separation on centerfold at bottom.