Auction 99, Lot 15

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Jansson, Jan

Subject: World

Period: 1631 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

8 x 5.7 inches
20.3 x 14.5 cm

Fine and beautifully engraved double hemisphere map surrounded in strapwork borders into which are set an armillary sphere and a compass rose. The map features the Island of California with no further coastline continuing to the northwest. Terra Australis has a broken coastline and a notation that ends with the signature of the engraver, A. Goos. Four lines of Latin text balance the title cartouche.

References: Shirley #325.

Condition: A

Hinge tape remnants on verso.

Estimate: $850 - $950

Sold for: $600

Closed on 6/12/2002