Auction 170, Lot 574

"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

Size:
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.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a clean sheet with wide margins and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/14/2018

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