Auction 173, Lot 425

"Nova Barbariae Descriptio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1666 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 13.8 inches
51.6 x 35.1 cm

This decorative map of the whole of North Africa covers from Morocco to the Nile delta, with considerable spurious detail in the interior. The land is filled with all kinds of charming detail, including a pair of fanciful dragons, elephants, ostriches, antelopes and monkeys. An interesting little barge lies at the mouth of the Nile. The map is further embellished with decorative title and scale of miles cartouches and a compass rose. Blank verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8610:1B.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with full contemporary color, light toning, marginal soiling, and old tape stains from verso that just enter the border at right and left.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 6/5/2019