Auction 124, Lot 486

"Insulae Balearides et Pytiusae", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Spain, Balearic Islands

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 mainland cities of Denia, Tarragona, Gandia, Valencia and Tortosa and extends to show Barcelona in the extreme north. It is richly embellished with rhumb lines, sea monsters, two galleys, a sailing ship, compass roses, two coats-of-arms, and title and scale of miles cartouches. German text on verso.


Condition: A

A lovely impression on a strong sheet with a centerfold that has been professionally reinforced with light tissue on the verso. Lower margin with a short tear, well away from the map.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $475

Closed on 5/7/2008