"Europa Antiqua cum finitimis Africae & utriusque Asiae regionibus Nicolaus Blancardus Belga, Leidensis, Illustrium Comitatus Zelandiae Ordinum Historicus, ad lucem aevi veteris delineabat.", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1650 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Hand Color
20 x 14.5 inches
50.8 x 36.8 cm
An uncommon map of Europe, extending to the Middle East and the northern tip of Africa, as it was during the time of the Roman Empire. The map is filled with ancient placenames and pictorial topography. It is decorated with two superb cartouches supported by cherubs. Drawn by Nicolas Blankaart for Jan Jansson.
Superb impression on a sheet with professional repairs and a couple stains, all in the margins and not affecting the map. A couple of printer's creases in the map. The centerfold has been reinforced on the verso.