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Auction 171, Lot 560

"Hellas seu Graecia Sophiani", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Greece & Western Turkey

Period: 1741 (published)

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

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.3 x 14.2 inches
49 x 36.1 cm
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This uncommon map is Jansson's copy of Hondius' map, which in turn was based on Abraham Ortelius' map. The cartography is nearly identical to Ortelius' with a lovely depiction of ancient Greece, western Turkey and the Grecian islands based on the 1545 woodcut map by Nikolaus Sophianos. Jansson updated the decorative elements with two new cartouches. 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) #7800H:1A.3; Zacharakis #1131 (b).

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet with minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/6/2019

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