"Siciliae Veteris Typus", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Sicily, Italy
Period: 1741 (published)
Publication: Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane
Color: Hand Color
18.9 x 14.8 inches
48 x 37.6 cm
Stunning map with three decorative cartouches and a large inset of the harbor and city of Syracuse. The map locates numerous smaller islands and extends to show a small part of the mainland of Italy. Jansson based this map on Abraham Ortelius' map, which was based on Gastaldi's map of Sicily from 1545. The map is adorned with a globe, Neptune and his dolphins, angels, and an eagle. Blank verso, published in Pieter de Hondt's Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane, a French edition of Georgius Hornius' Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio, which included maps from Johannes Jansson's historical atlas and Abraham Ortelius' Parergon.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7510H:1.2.
A nice impression with wide margins and light toning along the edges of the sheet.