"Itala nam Tellus Graecia Maior era Ovid Iv. Fastor...", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Southern Italy
Period: 1741 (published)
Publication: Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane
Color: Hand Color
20 x 14.9 inches
50.8 x 37.8 cm
This map of the "boot" of Italy is oriented with north to the left. The map is filled with ancient place names, and is adorned with ships, a sea monster, and a large cartouche featuring Minerva, goddess of war. 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) #7400H:1.
A sharp impression on a clean sheet with wide margins and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.