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Auction 168, Lot 35

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

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1660 (circa)

Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio…

Color: Hand Color

19.9 x 15.9 inches
50.5 x 40.4 cm

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: A

Fine impression and color with minor flaws in the blank margins and professionally repaired fold separations at top and bottom.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/6/2018