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Auction 168, Lot 575

"Insular Aliquot Aegaei Maris Antiqua Descrip. [on sheet with] Insularum, Sardiniae et Corsicae Antiqua Descriptio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Mediterranean Islands

Period: 1662 (circa)


Color: Black & White

19.5 x 17 inches
49.5 x 43.2 cm

This sheet contains several maps of Mediterranean islands in classical times, all based in part on Ortelius. The central map, Euboea Insula, describes the Greek island Euboea and is surrounded by nine maps of other islands. This composition includes the islands of Sardinia and Corsica , Insularum Sardiniae et Corsicae Antiqua Descriptio, at top instead of Cyprus, as on Ortelius' map. Each shows tiny villages, rivers and mountains in profile and is decorated by sailing ships, except for Samos, which is adorned with a sea monster.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7500H:1; Zacharakis #1124.

Condition: B+

Wide, original margins with a light extraneous crease at lower right. There is a centerfold separation at top that extends 0.75" into the image that has been closed on verso with tissue. Very nearly in "A" condition.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 6/6/2018