Auction 125, Lot 634

"Vetus Descriptio Daciarum Nec non Moesiarum…", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Romania, Bulgaria

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 14 inches
46.5 x 35.6 cm

Impressive map of the area of Romania and Bulgaria centered on the Danube River. The map is based on Ortelius' map of the region, which was in turn based on classical sources. It is beautifully engraved by Petrus Kaerius to highlight the major cities, mountains and rivers and is embellished by a garland-draped title cartouche with two putti, and a boat in the Black Sea. Blank verso.


Condition: B+

Slight toning along fold, else very good.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/24/2008