Auction 97, Lot 345

"Germaniae Veteris Nova Descriptio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Europe - Central

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.7 x 14.8 inches
47.5 x 37.6 cm

Fine map based on Ortelius' map of ancient Germany, which was in turn based on the classical writings of Ptolemy, Plinius, Strabo and others. The map is filled with forests and old place names. It is richly decorated with two elaborate cartouches featuring cherubs and warriors, and the sea includes a fine compass rose, ship and sea monster, all beautifully colored.


Condition: A

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/5/2001