Auction 153, Lot 437

"Europa Antiqua cum Finitimis Africae & Utriusque Asiae Regionibus...", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Europe

Period: 1658 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.2 x 14.6 inches
51.3 x 37.1 cm

An uncommon map of Europe, extending to the Middle East and the northern tip of Africa, as it was during the time of the Roman Empire. The map is filled with ancient place names and pictorial topography. It is decorated with two superb cartouches supported by cherubs, including a dedication cartouche to Cornelius de Graaf. Drawn by Nicolas Blankaart for Jan Jansson. Blank verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1000H:1B.

Condition: A

A fine impression with superb color and wide margins. A centerfold separation that enters 1/2" into map at bottom has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 5/20/2015