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Auction 150, Lot 41

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

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1662 (circa)

Publication: Nouvel Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 16.1 inches
51.6 x 40.9 cm
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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 an elaborate 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. French text on verso.

References: Shirley #385; Van der Krogt (Vol. 1) #00800H:1.2.1:417.

Condition: B+

On a slightly toned sheet with faint show-through of text on verso, a few minor spots, and a centerfold separation entering approximately 3" into the neatline at bottom that has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $700 - $900

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/17/2014