Auction 142, Lot 408

"Holy Iland [on sheet with] Garnsey [and] Farne [and] Iarsey", Jansson/Valck & Schenk

Subject: British Islands

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.9 x 15.9 inches
50.5 x 40.4 cm

This folio sheet has four finely engraved maps originally published in 1646 by Jan Jansson, and here reissued by Valck and Schenk. The islands of Holy Island and Farne (Lindisfarne), off the Northumberland coast are shown at left, and at right are Guernsey and Jersey. Each map is embellished with a compass rose, ships, and strapwork title and scale cartouches featuring putti and other figures.

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Condition: A

Beautiful original color on a sound sheet with wide margins and a couple of very minor spots.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/28/2012

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