"Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Ancient World
Period: 1657 (published)
Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio…
Color: Hand Color
19.9 x 15.9 inches
50.5 x 40.4 cm
A classic map of the ancient world based on Ortelius. Europe, Asia, and Africa as far south as Madagascar are centered in a wide oval frame. The climatic zones are marked, and ships and sea creatures surround the map. The title is enclosed in a strapwork panel at top, and a prominent cartouche at the bottom includes the dedication and beautiful coat of arms. This is the uncommon second state in which the lower dedication cartouche was beautifully completed with a crest, wind-heads, and cherubs.
References: Shirley #385.
Fine impression and color with minor flaws in blank margins and a professionally repaired fold separation at bottom.