"Europam sive Celticam Veterem. Sic Describere Conabar Abrahamus Ortelius", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1670 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 13.8 inches
47 x 35.1 cm
Splendid map of Europe in ancient times based on the Ortelius map of the same title. Title cartouche (which names Ortelius) is surmounted by a figure of Europa with flags, banners and a cornucopia. The distance cartouche is surrounded by several little cherubs cavorting with sea creatures. The land is fully engraved with forests, mountains and rivers, and there are several ancient place names. A beautiful example of fine Dutch cartography with old color.
Very wide margins with a little discoloration, else very fine. Atlas tab with manuscript ink title pasted on verso.