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Auction 158, Lot 350

"Pontus Euxinus...", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Black Sea

Period: 1652 (circa)

Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio…

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14.7 inches
47.8 x 37.3 cm

This handsome map of the environs of the Black Sea in classical times is filled with ancient place names and titled also in Greek. It is based on Ortelius' map of the same title. Petrus Kaerius engraved the map and ornamented it with sailing ships and a decorative title cartouche. Blank verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #0350H:1.

Condition: A

A nice example with very wide margins, a tiny hole in the title cartouche, and a couple of insignificant spots.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/22/2016