Auction 130, Lot 460

"Selandiae in Regno Daniae Insulae Chorographica Descriptio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Denmark

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
20.7 x 17.3 inches
52.6 x 43.9 cm

Handsome map centered on Syaelland with the topography, cities and towns meticulously engraved. The map is extravagantly adorned with fifteen different ships and boats, a variety of sea monsters, heralds, three cartouches, each flanked by figures, and a distance scale held by a surveyor. It is a very fine example of the mapmaker's art.

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Condition: A

Sharp impression with a few tiny rust spots, still very good.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/2/2009

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