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Auction 157, Lot 498

"Nova Totius Livoniae Accurata Descriptio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1646 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

20.4 x 15.4 inches
51.8 x 39.1 cm

Superb map of Estonia and Latvia providing good information on the rivers, forests, lakes, islands and cities. A large title cartouche, sailing ships, a sea monster and wonderful calligraphy decorate the map. Jan Jansson (1596-1664) was a Dutch cartographer and the son-in-law of Jodocus Hondius. A globe maker, he published an edition of Ptolemy's works in 1617, and he and his brother-in-law, Henricus Hondius, published the Atlas Novus in 1637. At Henricus Hondius' death in 1657, he inherited the Hondius publishing firm. Latin text on verso, published between 1646-57.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1710:1B.1.

Condition: B+

Original color that has been refreshed with light soiling. There are some cracks at far right that have been professionally repaired on verso.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/4/2016