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  AMERICA 
 West Indies 

JANSSON, Jan. [17th century chart of the West Indies]
Insulæ Americanæ in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris Adiacentibus. Amsterdam, c.1639, French edition. Original colour. 380 x 515mm. A small repair in sea area.
The West Indies and the coastline of America north to Chesapeake, decorated with three large cartouches in full colour. BURDEN: 248.
[Ref: 8359]    £1,300.00 ($1,758 • €1,448 rates)


 South America 

JANSSON, Jan. [17th century map of Colombia]
Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan. Amsterdam, 1630?, blank verso. Coloured. 380 x 490mm.
Jansonius's map of Colombia, part of Ecuador extending south to Esmereldas, and Venezuela extending east nearly to Caracas. The map first appeared in an Appenxix of 1630, without text, as this example.
[Ref: 16593]    £550.00 ($744 • €612 rates)


  ASIA 
 Far East 

JANSSON, Jan. [Antique map of Southeast Asia and the Philippines]
Insularum Indiae Orientalis Nova Desciptio. Amsterdam, G. Valk and P. Schenk, c.1700. Coloured. 385 x 495mm.
Most of Valk and Schenk's output of maps were reissues of Jansson's plates, with the only differences being the addition of their names. This, however, is a new plate, although a very close copy of one of Jansson's most important maps, 'Indiae Orientalis Nova Descriptio' (first published 1630), but with a new title and about 1cm shorter and narrower. The original was one of the first to show evidence of the route taken by the Duyfken, the ship that discovered Australia, beating the secrecy order that the Dutch East India company had placed over Blaeu (their official cartographer). Beneath New Guinea 'Duyfkens Eyland' is marked. Schilder writes 'Janssonius’ source must have been either the original map of the Duyfken or the map of the Pacific by Hessel Gerritz. These three items are the only Dutch cartographical sources of the Dufken’s Voyage'. See SCHILDER: Map 24 & CLANCY: 73, Map 6.6, for Jansson's original.
[Ref: 13618]    £1,300.00 ($1,758 • €1,448 rates)


 Japan 

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 ($2,974 • €2,450 rates)


 Indonesia 

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 ($1,149 • €946 rates)


 Central Asia 

JANSSON, Jan. [Jansson's chart of the Indian Ocean]
Mar di India. Amsterdam, c.1650, blank verso. Original colour with additions. 440 x 560mm. Repaired tear at centre fold.
Jansson's chart of the Indian Ocean, showing from the Cape of Good Hope to the 'Island' of Korea and Japan, published in Jansson's 'Atlas Maritimus'. Western Australia is quite well depicted, but the details are over twenty years out-of-date, as none of Tasman's discoveries are marked, having been suppressed by the Dutch East India Company. Only in the 1680s was the north coast of Australia and Tasmania added to the plate. Even then the Cape York Peninsula remained linked to New Guinea, an error not corrected for another century.
[Ref: 16094]    £2,000.00 ($2,704 • €2,227 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [Indian Ocean]
Erythraei sive Rubri Maris Periplus, olim ab Arriano Descriptus, nunc verso ab Abrah. Ortelio ex eodem Delineatus. Amsterdam, c.1700. Coloured. 395 x 470mm.
Classical map of the Indian Ocean from Arabia to Indo-China, with insets of the North Coast of Africa and the North Pole after Ortelius. From "Description exacte de l'univers, ou l'ancienne geographie" published by Pieter de Hondt. French text on verso. This map uses the writings of Arian, the Roman governor of Cappadocia AD 134, who produced a description of Asia, taking the accounts of Alexander's conquests as sources. The inset top left map entitled "Annonius Periplus" refers to King Hanno of Carthage who is supposed to have been the first person to sail around the continent of Africa to reach the Arabian sea, and incedentally whilst doing so the first to tame a lion. The inset top right map entitled "Hyperborei" of the North Pole was added to remind the reader of the fact that a passage to the Far East via the North Pole had not been found despite the exertions of the Dutch and English.
[Ref: 8288]    £290.00 ($392 • €323 rates)


 Near East 

JANSSON, Jan. [17th century map of the Turkish Empire]
Turcicum Imperium. Amsterdam, 1636, German text edition. Fine original colour. 410 x 520mm. Pagination corrected with ink manuscript.
An early example of the The Turkish Empire, stretching from the Balkans to Arabia. While coastal outlines and towns are detailed on the map, much of interior regions remain conjecture by the European mapmakers at this time. The title appears in a bold surround at lower left surmounted by a figure in traditional dress and flanked by allegorical figures of power TIBBETTS: 87; KOEMAN: Me 46.
[Ref: 17070]    £900.00 ($1,217 • €1,002 rates)


 Arabia 

JANSSON, Jan. [A colourful map of Arabia]
Arabiæ Felicis, Petrææ et Desertæ nova at accurata delineatio. Amsterdam, Schenk & Valk, c.1700. Original body colour. 440 x 510mm.
A decorative map of Arabia, first published c. 1650. This edition is marked by the grid lines engraved across the map and the use of body colour rather than the usual outline. TIBBETTS: 101.
[Ref: 17919]    £2,400.00 ($3,245 • €2,672 rates)


  AFRICA 
 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 ($406 • €334 rates)


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