Auction 161, Lot 594

"Pontus Euxinus...", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Black Sea

Period: 1662 (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. Latin text on verso.

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

Condition: B+

A nice impression with original color and wide margins. There is light scattered foxing that is more prominent in the blank margins and a short repaired fold separation that is confined to the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $170

Closed on 2/8/2017