Auction 136, Lot 553

"Germaniae Veteris, Typus", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Central Europe, Germany

Period: 1647 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14.8 inches
47.8 x 37.6 cm

This is based on Ortelius' map of ancient Germany. The region covered takes in all of central Europe from Belgium and France through Poland, to include northern Italy and Hungary. The map is based on the writing of classical authors such as Ptolemy, Caesar and Strabo. It was richly engraved by Petrus Kaerius and features three large strapwork cartouches. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Strong impression and original color. Old paper repair in bottom margin and small spot of candle wax near the title cartouche.

Estimate: $220 - $300

Sold for: $140

Closed on 6/1/2011