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JANSSON, J. - Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus.

JANSSON, J. - Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus.
Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus. - JANSSON, J.
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Title : Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus..
Map maker : JANSSON, J..
Date : Amsterdam, 1660.
Size : 15.9 x 19.9 inches. / 40.5 x 50.5 cm.
Colouring : Attractive colours

Description :A beautifully engraved classic map of the ancient world, based on an earlier chart by Ortelius.
Africa, Asia and Europe as far south as Northern Madagascar are placed at the centre of a much larger oval frame.
It presents the regions of the known world from classic times. The Climatic zones are marked and merchant ships and sea creatures occupy the uncharted oceans.

The title is enclosed in a strap-work panel at top, and there is a beautiful cartouche at the bottom which features a coat of arms surrounded by putti and wind-heads, and includes the dedication to Frans Bannick Cocq, mayor of Amsterdam in the mid 17th century.

Johannes Janssonius (1588-1664) (born Jan Janszoon, in English often incorrect Jan Jansson) was a Dutch cartographer and publisher who lived and worked in Amsterdam in the 17th century. He was the partner of Henricus Hondius.
Condition : In fine condition with a strong impression on heavy paper with reinforcement on verso along the centrefold.

ID: 97521

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