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Auction 185, Lot 429

"Imperium Caroli Magni", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Europe

Period: 1652 (circa)

Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio

Color: Black & White

20.4 x 14.6 inches
51.8 x 37.1 cm
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This is a superb historical map depicting the European empire of Charlemagne, King of the Franks and Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, 742 - 814. The map covers all of Europe and the Mediterranean, excluding Scandinavia. The map is fully engraved with mountains, forests, and cities and notations concerning Charlemagne's exploits. A title cartouche with wreath and coat of arms, compass rose and five sailing ships decorate this beautiful map. Blank verso, published between 1652-84.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) 1050H:1.2.

Condition: B

A strong impression with wide margins. There are a number of small worm tracks along the centerfold that have been professionally infilled with minor loss of image, as well as light toning along the centerfold at top.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/17/2021