Catalog Archive
Auction 189, Lot 37

Price Reduced by $60

"Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.1 x 15.9 inches
51.1 x 40.4 cm
Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

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. I) #0800H:1.2.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a bright sheet with light toning along the edges of the sheet and archival repairs to centerfold separations at top and bottom and to a few tiny chips and tears along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $290

Closed on 9/14/2022