Auction 122, Lot 635

"Thraciae Veteris Typus", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Greece

Period: 1684 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 14.3 inches
48.3 x 36.3 cm

Dramatic map of ancient Thrace based on Ortelius' map of southeast Europe, derived from Gastaldi's 1560 map and information from numerous ancient sources. A portion of the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara and Thrakikon Pelagos are shown. Three decorative, strapwork cartouches adorn the map. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius.


Condition: B+

A nice impression on a sheet with faint toning on the centerfold. Generous original margins have some damp stain, not affecting the map. Centerfold separation at top margin repaired on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $350 - $450


Closed on 12/5/2007