Auction 139, Lot 518

"Vetus Descriptio Daciarum nec non Moesiarum…", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Romania and Bulgaria

Period: 1670 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 14 inches
48.3 x 35.6 cm

Impressive map of the area of Romania and Bulgaria that is centered on the Danube River. The map is based on Ortelius' map of the region, which was in turn based on classical sources. It was beautifully engraved by Petrus Kaerius to highlight the major cities, mountains and rivers and is embellished by a garland-draped title cartouche with two putti, a compass rose, and an oared ship in the Black Sea. Blank verso.


Condition: B+

Wide margins with light toning and numerous chips and tears in blank margins, far from map image, and some creasing along centerfold. The compass rose was added at a later date.

Estimate: $190 - $220


Closed on 2/15/2012