Auction 127, Lot 42

"Septentrionalium Terrarum Descript.", Jansson, Jan

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

8 x 5.6 inches
20.3 x 14.2 cm

Jansson's map for the Mercator Atlas Minor does not follow Mercator, but used the knowledge of the many recent exploratory voyages that attempted to locate a northern route to Asia. Several fictitious islands, including Frisland, appear in the North Atlantic. It is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. French text on the verso.

References: Burden #222; Kershaw #113c.

Condition: A

There are some minor spots in the blank margins.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/25/2009