Auction 150, Lot 402

"Europam sive Celticam Veterem, sic Describere Conabar Abrahamus Ortelius", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Europe

Period: 1660 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 14 inches
47.2 x 35.6 cm

This is an uncommon variant of the map Jansson issued in his historical atlas. It is based on Ortelius' map of the same title, and credits him in the title cartouche. It covers Celtic Europe and is fully engraved with forests, mountains and rivers, and there are several ancient tribal and place names. The map bears the same engraver's imprint of Everard Symonsz Hamersveldt and the cartographic content remains unchanged, but the cartouches have been simplified. French text on verso.

References: cf. Van der Krogt (Vol. I) 1000H:1A.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with original color and wide margins. There is a soft horizontal crease through the middle of the map and a short centerfold separation in bottom blank margin has been repaired with old paper.

Estimate: $550 - $700


Closed on 9/17/2014