Auction 170, Lot 586

"Imperium Romanum Auth. Phil. Briet e Societ Iesu", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Mediterranean

Period: 1741 (published)

Publication: Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.3 x 15.1 inches
51.6 x 38.4 cm

Attractive map showing the extent of the Roman Empire throughout Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East. Large inset map of the vicinity of Rome. Finely decorated with garlands and a strapwork cartouche flanked by a Roman soldier. Philippe Briet is credited in the 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) #0830H:1.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a clean sheet with wide margins and minor toning along the edges of the sheet and small damp stains in the corners, well away from the image.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Unsold

Closed on 11/14/2018

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