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Auction 98, Lot 251

"Mar di Aethiopia Vulgo Oceanus Aethiopicus", Jansson, Jan

Subject: South Atlantic

Period: 1653 (published)

Publication: Nuevo Atlas, O Teatro de todo El Mundo

Color: Hand Color

21.8 x 17 inches
55.4 x 43.2 cm
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A handsome chart with fully colored compass rose and multiple rhumb lines. It covers most of South America and the southwestern portion of Africa. Tierra del Fuego is separated from the continent and a huge Terra Australis Incognita in the south. Locates several islands in the Atlantic including Dos Picos, Sebald de waerts Eylanden (Falklands), and S. Helena Noua. Facsimile of atlas title page included.

References: Phillips (A) #5945 & #463; Koeman: Atlantes Neerlandici: Vol II: p. 273 and Vol IV: p. 492

Condition: B

Beautiful, crisp impression with nice coloring. On a full sheet of hand laid paper with German text verso. A little light foxing and short split on centerfold, else very good.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $475

Closed on 3/6/2002