"Erythraei Sive Rubri Maris Periplus Olim Ab Arriano Descriptus. Nunc Vero Ab Abrah. Ortelio Ex Eodem Delineatus", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Southern Asia
Period: 1640 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.2 x 15.5 inches
46.2 x 39.4 cm
Jansson based this map on Ortelius' historical map of the same title. It covers from Egypt to Indonesia as far as Java. Includes an inset of the North Pole (Hyperborei) included by Ortelius to remind his readers that despite recent attempts, a passage to the Far East via the North Pole had not yet been found. To balance the composition an inset of "Annonis Periplus" occupies the upper left corner. The map is richly engraved with two cartouches, strapwork engraving around the insets and an array of monsters and sailing ships.
Tissue repair of split on lower fold. Later color with bleed through to verso and a couple of stray spots of color.