Auction 146, Lot 55

"Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1657 (published)

Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

Condition: A

Fine impression and color with minor flaws in blank margins and a professionally repaired fold separation at bottom.

Estimate: $750 - $1,000

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/4/2013

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