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Auction 93, Lot 54

"Polus Antarcticus", Hondius/Jansson

Subject: South Pole

Period: 1645 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 17 inches
49.3 x 43.2 cm
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A circular south-polar projection shows part of South America, Africa, Madagascar and the incomplete coastlines of Antarctica and Australia. The map is surrounded by full color engravings of natives in various scenes and visiting sailors coming ashore. Small title cartouche with Jansson's name indicating this is the second state of the plate.

References: Tooley MCC -2, #21

Condition: A

Centerfold repair, reinforced on verso and a couple of worm tracks filled in top margin. Very attractive old color.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,700

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 12/6/2000