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Auction 156, Lot 556

"Iadera, Sicum et Aenona Vulgo Zara, Sibenico et Nona cum Insulis Adjacentibus, in Parte Dalmatiae Boreali", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Croatia

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Black & White

20.9 x 16.6 inches
53.1 x 42.2 cm
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This uncommon map covers the Dalmatian coastline with emphasis on the large fortifications at Zara (Zadar) and Sibenico (Sibenik), which during this period was a prosperous region of the Venetian Republic. During the 16th and 17th centuries Zadar and Sibenk were constantly attacked by the Ottomans. The cartouches reflect this ongoing conflict with Christian and Moslem soldiers facing one another on the title cartouche. The scale cartouche features merfolk and the arms of the Republic of Venice.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7645:1.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with light soiling. There are archival repairs to centerfold separations that just pass neatline at top and bottom, as well as a couple of short marginal tears. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $500 - $650


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