Auction 129, Lot 602

"Ducatus Silesiae Glogani Vera Delineatio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Poland

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 16.5 inches
50.3 x 41.9 cm

Fine decorative map shows the Odra River valley based on the Silesian cartographer, Jonas Scultetus. The map is oriented with north to the left and is roughly centered on the city of Glogau. It is fully engraved with forests, rivers, lakes and tiny villages. The large decorative title cartouche incorporates the especially ornate coat of arms and a key to the symbols used in the map. At bottom right is a fine scale of miles cartouche, topped with calipers and a pair of falcons. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Near fine with lovely original color on a sound sheet. The upper margin has some worming, well away from the map.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/23/2009