"Imperium Caroli Magni", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1741 (published)
Publication: Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane
Color: Hand Color
20.3 x 14.5 inches
51.6 x 36.8 cm
This is a superb historical map depicting the European empire of Charlemagne, King of the Franks and Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, 742 - 814. The map covers all of Europe and the Mediterranean, excluding Scandinavia. The map is fully engraved with mountains, forests, and cities and notations concerning Charlemagne's exploits. A title cartouche with wreath and coat of arms, compass rose and five sailing ships decorate this beautiful map. 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) 1050H:1.2.
A sharp impression on a clean sheet with wide margins, a couple of creases at top right, and light toning along the centerfold at top.