Germaniae Veteris Nova Descriptio, Jan Jansson, circa 1652, Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio, 18.5" x 14.8". Historical map based on Ortelius' map of ancient Germany, which was in turn based on the classical writings of Ptolemy, Plinius, Strabo and others. The map is filled with forests and old place names. It was engraved by Petrus Kaerius and is richly decorated with two elaborate cartouches featuring cherubs and warriors. The sea includes a fine compass rose, ship and sea monster. This cartouche is highlighted in gold. There is some light toning on the centerfold. (B+)
This cartouche is highlighted in gold. There is some light toning on the centerfold.