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Auction 130, Lot 418

"Lumen Historiarum per Occidentem ex Conatibus Fran. Haraei", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Europe and Mediterranean

Period: 1652 (circa)

Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 15 inches
47.8 x 38.1 cm
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Fine map that covers most of Europe, the western Mediterranean Sea and the adjacent African coast. Frans van Haren (more commonly called Haraeus) was a theologian, historian, globe maker and mapmaker from around 1615 to 1624. He prepared two maps centered on the Mediterranean Sea for Abraham Ortelius' classical atlas that described the world known to the ancients. This is Jansson's version of the western map from Georg Horn's classical atlas. It was engraved by Pieter van den Keere (Petrus Kaeius).


Condition: B+

The color is highlighted with gold. There is some toning on the centerfold and a small hole in the bottom margin that is closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/2/2009