"Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Ancient World
Period: 1680 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.9 x 15.9 inches
50.5 x 40.4 cm
A classic map of the ancient world based on Ortelius. Europe, Asia, and Africa as far south as Madagascar are centered in a wide oval frame. The climatic zones are marked, and ships and sea creatures surround the map. The title is enclosed in a strapwork panel at top, and an elaborate cartouche at the bottom includes the dedication and beautiful coat of arms. This is the uncommon second state in which the lower dedication cartouche was beautifully completed with a crest, wind-heads, and cherubs. Blank verso, possibly published in Novus Atlas.
References: Shirley #385; Van der Krogt (Vol. 1) #0800H:1.2.
There are a number of tiny tears and separations along the centerfold that have been professionally repaired on verso, along with some light printer's ink residue.