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Auction 155, Lot 400

"Typus Maritimus Groenlandiae, Islandiae, Freti Davidis, Insulae Iohannis Mayen, et Hitlandiae, Scotiae, et Hiberniae Litora Maritima Septentrionalia", Jansson, Jan

Subject: North Atlantic

Period: 1659 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.7 x 16.8 inches
52.6 x 42.7 cm

This handsome chart is a close copy of the landmark Jocobsz/Goos chart of the northern regions. It covers the area from the Faeroe Islands north of Scotland to Baffin Island where a note in Dutch states, "Here is fresh fish, dead whales, white foxes and fresh salmon." The map is beautifully ornamented with a large title cartouche flanked by whalers and a distance scale cartouche surrounded by a siren family. It is also adorned with ships, a sea monster, compass roses, and rhumb lines.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #0110:1.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with light scattered foxing, a couple small stains, and a faint extraneous crease to the right of the centerfold. Remnants of hinge tape on verso. The blue shadow along the centerfold in the image is a result of the scanning process and is not present on the actual map.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $400

Closed on 11/18/2015