Auction 173, Lot 30

"Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1684 (published)

Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Delineatio

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.9 x 15.8 inches
50.5 x 40.1 cm

A classic map of the ancient world based on Ortelius. Europe, Asia, and Africa as far south as Madagascar are centered in a wide oval frame. The climatic zones are marked, and ships and sea creatures surround the map. The title is enclosed in a strapwork panel at top, and an elaborate cartouche at the bottom includes the dedication and beautiful coat of arms. This is the uncommon second state in which the lower dedication cartouche was beautifully completed with a crest, wind-heads, and cherubs. Blank verso.

References: Shirley #385; Van der Krogt (Vol. 1) #0800H:1.2.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with a hint of toning and a few tiny spots of foxing.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Unsold

Closed on 6/5/2019

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