Auction 154, Lot 383

"Mar di Aethiopia Vulgo Oceanus Aethiopicus", Jansson, Jan

Subject: South Atlantic

Period: 1680 (published)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

22 x 17.3 inches
55.9 x 43.9 cm

A handsome chart decorated with figurative title cartouche, distance scale, compass rose and multiple rhumb lines. It covers most of South America and the southwestern portion of Africa. Tierra del Fuego is separated from the continent and a huge Terra Australis Incognita appears in the south. Locates several islands in the Atlantic including Dos Picos, Sebald de waerts Eylanden (Falklands), and S. Helena Noua. Blank verso.

References: Norwich #240; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #0102:1.

Condition: B+

Original color with light soiling and a professionally repaired centerfold separation that enters 3" into image at bottom.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/16/2015