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Auction 188, Lot 333

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

Subject: South Atlantic

Period: 1650 (published)

Publication: Atlas Novus

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. German text on verso.

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

Condition: B

A sharp impression with full contemporary color, archivally repaired centerfold separations at top and bottom, a small stain in central Brazil, and scattered foxing.

Estimate: $475 - $600


Closed on 6/22/2022