Auction 134, Lot 395

"Europam sive Celticam Veterem. Sic Describere Conabar Abrahamus Ortelius", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Europe

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 14 inches
47 x 35.6 cm

This is an uncommon variant of the map Jansson issued in his historical atlas. It is based on Ortelius' map of the same title, and credits him in the title cartouche. It covers Celtic Europe and is fully engraved with forests, mountains and rivers, and there are several ancient tribal and place names. The map bears the same engraver's imprint of Everard Symonsz Hamersveldt and the cartographic content remains unchanged, but the cartouches have been simplified.


Condition: B+

Fine impression and wide margins. The centerfold and some minor creases have been reinforced with tissue on the verso. A short fold separation in the bottom blank margin has been repaired.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 12/1/2010