"Pontus Euxinus. Aequor Iasonio Pulsatum Remige Primum", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Black Sea
Period: 1741 (published)
Publication: Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane
Color: Hand Color
18.8 x 14.6 inches
47.8 x 37.1 cm
This handsome map of the environs of the Black Sea in classical times is filled with ancient place names and titled also in Greek. It is based on Ortelius' map of the same title. Petrus Kaerius engraved the map and ornamented it with sailing ships and a decorative title cartouche. 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) #0350H:1.
A sharp impression on a clean sheet with wide margins and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.