Catalog Archive
Auction 181, Lot 576

"Syriae; sive Soriae. Nova et Accurata Descriptio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 17.1 inches
51.6 x 43.4 cm

Handsome map of Syria and Lebanon, fully engraved with mountain ranges, forests and cities. Damascus is at the bottom of the map and Edessa (Sanliurfa) is at the top. The coastal cities include Alexandria, Antioch, Tyro, Tripoli, Sidon, and Curco. The map is embellished with a fine strapwork title cartouche flanked by a shepherd and his flock, a scale of miles held aloft by three cherubs, a sailing ship, compass rose and a sea monster. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8140:1.

Condition: A

A nice impression with a hint of offsetting and minor foxing.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/10/2021