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 South America 

JANSSON, Jan. [17th century map of Colombia]
Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan. Amsterdam, Henricus Hondius, 1636, German text. Original colour. 380 x 490mm.
Jansonius's map of Colombia, part of Ecuador extending south to Esmereldas, and Venezuela extending east nearly to Caracas.
[Ref: 17079]    £600.00 ($767 • €692 rates)

 Far East 

JANSSON, Jan. [The East Indies with early evidence of the Dutch discovery of Australia]
Indiæ Orientalis Nova Descriptio. Amsterdam, 1639, French text edition. Original colour refreshed. 395 x 505mm.
An important map of the East Indies, engraved by Jansson and first published 1630, one of the first to show evidence of the route taken by the Duyfken, the ship that discovered Australia. While Blaeu (the official cartographer of the Dutch East India Company) was prevented from publishing this information by the VOC, Jansson managed to acquire and publish the information, notably 'Duyfkens Eyland' under New Guinea. Schilder writes 'Janssonius’ source must have been either the original map of the Duyfken's voyage or the map of the Pacific by Hessel Gerritz. These three items are the only Dutch cartographical sources of the Dufken’s Voyage'. KOEMAN: Me 93B; SCHILDER: Map 24; CLANCY: 73, Map 6.6.
[Ref: 19671]    £1,850.00 ($2,366 • €2,135 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [An early example of this classic 17th century map of China]
China Veteribus Sinarum regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta. Amsterdam, c.1636, German text edition. Original colour. 410 x 500mm. Small repair to bottom of centre fold, well outside the engraved area.
The map shows not only China but also the whole of Japan, the 'island' of Korea and Luzon in the Philippines. A large title cartouche with exotic Chinese figures in full colour fills the gap top right, where the enigma of 'Ezo' was to confuse Europeans until the late 18th century. This example has the pagination erased and 'GG' written in ink: 'ff' was the pagination of the first issue of the map, in a German edition of 1636. KOEMAN: Me 42.
[Ref: 18401]    £1,400.00 ($1,791 • €1,616 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [A fine early sea chart of Japan]
Nova et Accurata Iaponiæ, Terræ Esonis, ac Insularum adjacentium. Amsterdam: Schenk & Valk, c.1700. Original colour. 450 x 550mm.
A re-issue of Jansson's chart of Japan of 1658, with body colour rather than the original outline. The map also shows the 'island' of Korea, and the semi-mythical islands of 'Eso' & 'Companies Land', making the contents more myth than reality. It is interesting that this map differs markedly from Blaeu's map of 1655. Blaeu had used the cartography of Martino Martini (with Korea back on the mainland), while Jansson prefered the work of Maerten Gerritsz Vries. Jansson had first used his work in a pocket map in 1648: it was very unusual for a publisher to publish important new cartographical information in small format first. HUBBARD: 30, state ii of ii; WALTER: 57 (for first state).
[Ref: 17524]    £2,200.00 ($2,814 • €2,539 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [17th century map of Sumatra with Singapore]
Sumatræ et Insularum Locorumque nonnullorum Circumiacentium Tabula Nova. Amsterdam, c.1657. Original colour. 425 x 520mm.
A chart of Sumatra and the tip of the Malay Peninsula, orientated with north to the left. Published in Jansson's sea-atlas it was first issued 1657, a decade after the Dutch siezed Malacca from the Portuguese. The map also marks the Aceh sultanate on the northern tip of Sumatra: during the 1650s the Dutch encouraged revolts against Aceh rule in order to gain control of tin deposits in the area. SUAREZ: p.207.
[Ref: 8214]    £850.00 ($1,087 • €981 rates)

 Central Asia 

JANSSON, Jan. [The Indian Ocean according to the Ancients]
Erythraei sive Rubri Maris Periplus, olim ab Arriano Descriptus, nunc verso ab Abrah. Ortelio ex eodem Delineatus. Amsterdam, c.1658, French text edtion. Original colour. 395 x 470mm. Excellent condition.
A map of the Indian Ocean in classical times after Ortelius, showing from Arabia to Indo-China, with insets of the North Coast of Africa and the North Pole. It was published in Volume VI of Jansson's 'Le Theatre du Monde', his atlas of the ancient world. This map based on a description of Asia written by Arian, the Roman governor of Cappadocia AD 134, in turn using the accounts of Alexander's conquests as sources. Jansson's maps of the ancient world were also published with a text by Georg Horn; these can be recognised by the lack of text on the reverse of the maps. KOEMAN: Me 179.
[Ref: 8366]    £260.00 ($333 • €300 rates)

 Near East 

JANSSON, Jan. [Uncommon Jansson map of Syria & Lebanon]
Syriæ; Sive Soriæ. Nova et Accurata descriptio. Amsterdam: Schenk & Valk. 435 x 515mm. A very fine example with vibrant original colours.
Lebanon & Syria. marking Beirut, Tripoli, Tyre, Damascus, Antioch and Aleppo. As this map did not appear until 1658 it is comparatively scarce: this example was published by Schenk & Valk, who bought many jannson plates from his heirs.
[Ref: 19558]    £750.00 ($959 • €866 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [A 17th century Dutch map of Arabia]
Arabiæ Felicis, Petrææ et Desertæ nova at accurata delineatio. Amsterdam, c.1660, blank verso. Coloured. 440 x 510mm. Some restoration at top centerfold.
A decorative map of Arabia, first published 1658. Mecca and Medina are marked reasonably accurately but the rest of the interior is quite imaginative. The Persian Gulf coastline is also vague: Bahrain is marked inaccurately, despite their pearl fishery being known to the Romans and there is no Qatari peninsula. Jan Janssonius produced this detailed map of the Arabian Peninsula which was divided in three Roman Provinces: ' Arabia Felix', 'Arabia Petraea' and 'Arabia Deserta'. Because of the lack of new information, Jansson had to rely on the old Ptolemaic names for his new map. 'Arabia Felix', Latin for 'Loyal Arabia' covers the majority of the Peninsula, even though the term relates to the comparatively fertile regions of present day Asir and Yemen. 'Arabia Petraea' (Stony Arabia) is located in North West Arabia and was a frontier province of imperial Rome. 'Arabia Deserta' (Desert Arabia) in Latin meant the desert interior, which was populated by nomadic tribes who frequently invaded richer lands. Jansson has placed 'Arabia Deserta' in a smaller area in the North east; he probably did this to balance the descriptions of the other regions depicted with scores of rivers; most of the interior drawn on the map was imaginary. Published in Jansson's 'Atlas Novus' TIBBETTS: 101.
[Ref: 19601]    £2,400.00 ($3,070 • €2,770 rates)

 African Islands 

JANSSON, Jan. [Antique Dutch sea chart of north west Africa with the Azores and Canaries]
Insulae de Cabo Verde Olim Hesperides, Sive Gorgades Belgice De Zoute Eylanden. Amsterdam, Schenk & Valk, c.1730. Original colour. 440 x 545mm.
A fine old nautical chart of the Cape Verde Islands. The Ilhas de Barlavento (English: windward islands): Santo Antão, São Vicente, Santa Luzia, São Nicolau, Sal, Boa Vista. The Ilhas de Sotavento (English: leeward islands): Maio, Santiago, Fogo, Brava.
[Ref: 12416]    £300.00 ($384 • €346 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [17th Century Nautical Chart of the North Sea]
Pascaart vande Noort-Zee... Tabula Hydrographica Oceani Borealis... Amsterdam, 1657, German edition. Original colour. 440 x 560mm. Repairs to verdigris crack.
A Dutch sea chart of the North Sea from Jansson's uncommon 'Atlas Maritimus', first published 1650. Oriented with north to the right, it shows from the Shetlands clockwise to Trondheim, Stettin in the Baltic, Calais and Arundel in Sussex. The title cartouche depicts two navigators with a cross staff and atlas of sea charts. The chart was published just after the end of the First Anglo-Dutch War.
[Ref: 12083]    £1,100.00 ($1,407 • €1,269 rates)

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