Auction 134, Lot 541

"Iadera, Sicum et Aenona vulgo Zara, Sibenico et Nona cum Insulis Adjacentibus in Parte Dalmatiae Boreali", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Balkans, Croatia

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.8 x 16.5 inches
52.8 x 41.9 cm

This uncommon map covers the Dalmatian coastline with emphasis on the large fortifications at Zara (Zadar) and Sibenico (Sibenik), which during this period was a prosperous region of the Venetian Republic. During the 16th and 17th centuries Zadar and Sibenk were constantly attacked by the Ottomans. The cartouches reflect this ongoing conflict with Christian and Moslem soldiers facing one another on the title cartouche. The scale cartouche features merfolk and the arms of the Republic of Venice.


Condition: B+

Faintly toned with short fold separations closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $650

Closed on 12/1/2010