Auction 133, Lot 39

"Septentrionalium Terrarum Descript.", Jansson, Jan

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

8 x 5.7 inches
20.3 x 14.5 cm

Jansson's map for the Mercator Atlas Minor does not follow Mercator, but used the knowledge of the many recent exploratory voyages that attempted to locate a northern route to Asia. Several fictitious islands, including Frisland, appear in the North Atlantic. It is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. French text on the verso.

References: Burden #222; Kershaw #113c.

Condition: A

Minor soil in margins with slight show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $375


Closed on 9/1/2010