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Auction 174, Lot 623

"Insulae Balearides et Pytiusae", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Balearic Islands

Period: 1639 (circa)

Publication: Nouveau Theatre du Monde

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 15.1 inches
49.8 x 38.4 cm
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This fine chart details the Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera, the latter two of which are here called the Pytuisae Islands. The map includes the Gulf of Valencia and the cities of Denia, Tarragona, Gandia, Valencia, and Tortosa, and extends to show Barcelona in the extreme north. Embellished with rhumb lines, sea monsters, two galleys, a sailing ship, compass roses, two coats-of-arms, and title and scale of miles cartouches. French text on verso, published between 1639-49.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #6280:1.

Condition: B

Contemporary color with light toning and foxing, some show-through of text on verso, extraneous creasing, and several stains in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/11/2019