Auction 129, Lot 555

"Hispaniae Veteris Descriptio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.5 inches
49 x 36.8 cm

This elegant map of the Iberian peninsula depicts the region in ancient times. The map was based on Ortelius' map of 1586. The region of Gibraltar and Cadiz are included in a decorative architectural inset set atop Latin text, and attended by allegorical figures, and the title cartouche is draped with fruit. Beautifully engraved by Abraham Goos, one of the most important engravers of the period. German text on verso.


Condition: A

Fine impression and original color with a tiny bit of soil and a minor repaired tear in the blank lower margin.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 9/23/2009