Auction 161, Lot 722

"Africae Antiquae, et Quarundam Europae Asiaeque Adiacentium Regionum...", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1662 (published)

Publication: Novus Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.1 x 14.7 inches
53.6 x 37.3 cm

This uncommon and lovely map depicts the northern and central portion of the continent. The source of the Nile, on the Ptolemaic model, begins from the lakes Zaire and Zaflan, near the Mountains of the Moon. Decorated by two strapwork cartouches and eight Roman seals at left. The map includes a dedication by Nicolas Blankaart, who was a professor at Leiden and created maps for Jansson. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8600H:1.

Condition: B+

Light scattered foxing with a fold separation at bottom that extends 1.5" into the image that has been closed on verso with archival materials.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/8/2017

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