Auction 92, Lot 42

"Geographia Sacra", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 14 inches
47 x 35.6 cm

Based on the nearly identical map of the same title by Ortelius. The map depicts the world known to the ancients and is based on the Old and New Testament, following the translation of the Septuaginata. Inset into the map is a small (4 x 2.5") modern world map on an oval projection. The map is decorated with a title cartouche flanked by geographers and a scale of miles with two cherubs.


Condition: A+

Beautifully colored with maps in outline and fully colored cartouches. Very wide margins.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/13/2000