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JANSSONIUS, Jan. - Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus.

JANSSONIUS, Jan. - Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus.
Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus. - JANSSONIUS, Jan.
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Title : Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus..
Map maker : JANSSONIUS, Jan..
Date : Amsterdam, ca 1650.
Size : 15.9 x 20.1 inches. / 40.5 x 51.0 cm.
Colouring : In attractive strong original colours.

Description :A standard map of the world, according to the ancients, by Jansson, published in the mid seventeenth century, but based on earlier works by Ortelius.
The map covers Europe and western Asia and Africa. Africa appears to be at the centre of the map. Sri Lanka is called Taprobana, and the Caspian sea is oriented east-west.
Five climatic zones are named, Frigid at the two poles, two temporate, and a 'Torrida' zone at the Equator.
Many place names are given, and Africa is full of rivers. There is a beautiful rococo style banner title running the length of the top of the map, with cherubs at either end, plus a stunning baroque title with cherubs and shields at lower half of map.
Latin text on verso.
Condition : Some foxing and age toning, old repair to lower centrefold (20 cm). Good impression, wide margins.

ID: 39024

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