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Auction 176, Lot 360

"Mar di Aethiopia Vulgo Oceanus Aethiopicus", Jansson, Jan

Subject: South Atlantic Ocean

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication: Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

21.9 x 17.1 inches
55.6 x 43.4 cm
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A handsome chart decorated with figurative title cartouche, distance scale, compass rose and multiple rhumb lines. It covers most of South America and the southwestern portion of Africa. Tierra del Fuego is separated from the continent and a huge Terra Australis Incognita appears in the south. Locates several islands in the Atlantic including Dos Picos, Sebald de waerts Eylanden (Falklands), and S. Helena Noua. French text on verso, published between 1650-57.

References: Norwich #240; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #0102:1.

Condition: B+

There is faint color offsetting and minor foxing. A short centerfold separation at bottom has been archivally repaired on verso.

Estimate: $650 - $800


Closed on 2/12/2020