Catalog Archive
Auction 168, Lot 486

"Hispaniae Veteris Descriptio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1657 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.6 inches
49 x 37.1 cm

This elegant map of the Iberian peninsula depicts the region in ancient times. The map was based on Ortelius' map of 1586. The region of Gibraltar and Cadiz are included in a decorative architectural inset set atop Latin text, and attended by allegorical figures, and the title cartouche is draped with fruit. Beautifully engraved by Abraham Goos, one of the most important engravers of the period. Blank verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6000HL1.2.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with several minor printer's creases along the centerfold.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/6/2018