Auction 134, Lot 706

"Mar del Zur Hispanis mare Pacificum", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Pacific Ocean

Period: 1657 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 17.3 inches
57.2 x 43.9 cm

This significant map covers the whole Pacific Ocean along with the western coastlines of the Americas, Japan, and a bit of New Guinea and Cape York, Australia, showing the recent Dutch discoveries there. The top of the chart is dominated by a large landmass labeled Terra Incognita. A large Island of California appears, based on the Briggs type, most probably using Abraham Goos' map as a model. A curious chain of islands thread their way across the South Pacific with a legend that identifies these islands as being discovered by Hernando Galego in 1576. The chart is centered on a compass rose with rhumb lines and is ornamented with a great title cartouche with Asian figures and the distance scale with putti using navigational instruments. This is the first state.

References: Burden #292; McLaughlin #11; Tooley (Amer) p. 114, #10; Wagner (NW) #359.

Condition: B+

Sharp impression and original color with a hint of toning and a fold separation at bottom just entering the border.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,400

Sold for: $1,700

Closed on 12/1/2010