Auction 173, Lot 320

"Pontus Euxinus. Aequor Iasonio Pulsatum Remige Primum", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Black Sea

Period: 1662 (circa)

Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio…

Color: Hand Color

19 x 14.8 inches
48.3 x 37.6 cm

This handsome map of the environs of the Black Sea in classical times is filled with ancient place names and titled also in Greek. It is based on Ortelius' map of the same title. Petrus Kaerius engraved the map and ornamented it with sailing ships and a decorative title cartouche. Latin text on verso, published in Volume 6 of Jansson's Atlas Novus, 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) #0350H:1.

Condition: B

Original color on a sheet that has been backed with tissue to reinforce and repair several small cracks due to the oxidation of the green pigment. There is scattered foxing and offsetting.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $210

Closed on 6/5/2019