Auction 136, Lot 19

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Jansson, Jan

Subject: World

Period: 1630 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8 x 5.8 inches
20.3 x 14.7 cm

This is a beautifully engraved and finely detailed double hemisphere map. Strapwork borders enclose an armillary sphere, compass rose and the names of the four elements. The map features the island of California with only a ghost of a coastline continuing to the northwest. Terra Australis has a broken coastline and a notation that ends with the signature of the engraver, Abraham Goos. Four lines of Latin text balance the title cartouche at bottom. Dutch text on verso.

References: Shirley #325.

Condition: B+

Soft paper with minor color bleed-through on verso. A few minute worm holes that can only be seen by holding up to strong light.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 6/1/2011

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