"Lalandiae et Falstriae Accurata Descriptio", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1645 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
21 x 16.2 inches
53.3 x 41.1 cm
This very decorative copper plate chart depicts Lolland and Falster. Included are the southern portion of Sjaelland as well as numerous smaller islands like Femo, Asko, and Fejo. The cities of Praesto, Wordingborg, Stubbekoping, Nykoping, Nysted, Saxkoping, Maribo, Rodby and Naxkow are located. This richly decorated map is embellished with sailing ships, sea monsters and three superb cartouches, each surrounded by figures of peasants and their cattle, aristocrats in their finery and putti. Verso features two large historiated letters and a large and flourishing graphic.
A very nice example with strong impression and full, original margins. The impression on verso is also rich and strong, resulting in faint show-through on the recto.