Auction 121, Lot 687

"Insulae Balearides et Pytiusae", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Balearic Islands, Spain

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

This fine chart details the Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Minorca, with Ibiza and Formentera, here called the Pytuisae Islands. The map includes the Gulf of Valencia and the cities of Denia, Tarragona, Gandia, Valencia, and Tortosa, and extends to show Barcelona in the extreme north. Embellished with rhumb lines, sea monsters, two galleys, a sailing ship, compass roses, two coats-of-arms, and title and scale of miles cartouches. Latin text on verso.


Condition: B+

A lovely impression on a sheet with a couple of minor creases and some show through of the text from the verso.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/26/2007