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Auction 188, Lot 349

"Europam sive Celticam Veterem, sic Describere Conabar Abrahamus Ortelius", Hondius/Jansson

Subject: Europe

Period: 1638 (published)

Publication: Atlas Novus...

Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 14 inches
47.2 x 35.6 cm
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This is an uncommon variant of the map Jansson issued in his historical atlas. It is based on Ortelius' map of the same title and credits him in the title cartouche. It covers Celtic Europe and is fully engraved with forests, mountains, and rivers. There are several ancient tribal and place names. The map bears the same engraver's imprint of Everard Symonsz Hamersveldt and the cartographic content remains unchanged, but the cartouches have been simplified. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) 1000H:1A.

Condition: B+

Contemporary color on paper with a measuring dividers watermark. There is some creasing along the centerfold, a few small abrasions along the upper centerfold, and a light dampstain in the left blank margin.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/22/2022