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Auction 190, Lot 348

"Essexiae Descriptio. The Description of Essex", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Southeastern England

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 15.1 inches
49 x 38.4 cm
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This is Jansson's first map of Essex, with a strapwork distance scale cartouche and no coats of arms. It divides the county into Hundreds and shows cities, hills, forests, parks, villages, and more. London is prominently depicted at bottom left. There is a striking title cartouche at bottom right featuring Apollo with his lyre, Pan and his pan flute, and a putto. Sailing ships appear in the North Sea. Blank verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5285:1.1.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with light soiling and archival repairs to centerfold separations at top and bottom.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/16/2022