Auction 139, Lot 307

"Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris Adiacentibus", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1644 (circa)

Publication: Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 15 inches
52.1 x 38.1 cm

This handsome map focuses on the West Indies and covers the region from the Chesapeake through the Gulf of Mexico, with Central America and the northern part of South America. Details are confined to the coastlines. Cartographically it is based on the extremely rare chart of Hessel Gerritsz 1631, and is nearly identical to Blaeu's map of the same title. This is the first state of this map, French text on verso. Lovely title and scale of miles cartouches, rhumb lines, compass roses and sailing ships make this a very attractive map.

References: Burden #248.

Condition: A

Wide margins and lovely color on a bright, clean sheet, with a professionally repaired centerfold separation at top that enters 1/4" into map image.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,700

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 2/15/2012

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