"Europam sive Celticam Veterem. Sic Describere Conabar Abrahamus Ortelius", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1670 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18 x 13.8 inches
45.7 x 35.1 cm
This splendid map of Celtic Europe is based on the Ortelius map of the same title. The title cartouche (which names Ortelius) is surmounted by a figure of Europa with flags, banners, and a cornucopia. Several little cherubs cavorting with sea creatures surround the distance cartouche. The land is fully engraved with forests, mountains and rivers, and there are several ancient tribal and place names. A beautiful example of fine Dutch cartography engraved by Everard Symonsz Hamersveldt.
Fine impression with a couple of insignificant rust stains.