Auction 168, Lot 406

"Mar di Aethiopia Vulgo Oceanus Aethiopicus", Jansson, Jan

Subject: South Atlantic

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication: Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.9 x 17.1 inches
55.6 x 43.4 cm

A handsome chart decorated with figurative title cartouche, distance scale, compass rose and multiple rhumb lines. It covers most of South America and the southwestern portion of Africa. Tierra del Fuego is separated from the continent and a huge Terra Australis Incognita appears in the south. Locates several islands in the Atlantic including Dos Picos, Sebald de waerts Eylanden (Falklands), and S. Helena Noua. French text on verso.

References: Norwich #240; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #0102:1.

Condition: B+

Original color with several small, professionally repaired centerfold separations and one tiny archivally repaired hole.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $450

Closed on 6/6/2018

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