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Auction 164, Lot 32

"Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1660 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 15.9 inches
50.3 x 40.4 cm
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A classic map of the ancient world based on Ortelius. Europe, Asia, and Africa as far south as Madagascar are centered in a wide oval frame. The climatic zones are marked, and ships and sea creatures surround the map. The title is enclosed in a strapwork panel at top, and an elaborate cartouche at the bottom includes the dedication and beautiful coat of arms. This is the uncommon second state in which the lower dedication cartouche was beautifully completed with a crest, wind-heads, and cherubs. Blank verso.

References: Shirley #385; Van der Krogt (Vol. 1) #0800H:1.2.

Condition: B+

Light toning, minor soiling, and professionally repaired centerfold separations at top and bottom.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/13/2017