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  AMERICA 
 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.
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  ASIA 
 China 

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 ($1,767 • €1,551 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 ($2,776 • €2,438 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 ($1,073 • €942 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]    £350.00 ($442 • €388 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 ($1,136 • €997 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 ($379 • €332 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 

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 ($1,388 • €1,219 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [The Saxon Heptarchy]
Britannia prout divisa suit temporibus Anglo-Saxonium presertim durante illorum Heptarchia. Amsterdam, c.1700, blank verso. Original colour. 415 x 530mm. Backed with archival tissue to strengthen verdigris weakness.
One the most decorative maps of the British Isles, first published 1646. It shows England before the Norman Conquest of 1066, with the country divided into the seven Saxon kingdoms. Down each side are vignettes in full colour: on the left are full-length portraits of the founders of the kingdoms; on the right are the various methods used to convert their successors to Christianity, including violence and nagging. SHIRLEY: British Isles 577, plate 154.
[Ref: 17943]    £2,400.00 ($3,029 • €2,659 rates)


 English Counties 

JANSSON, Jan. [Northamptonshire, published during the English Civil War]
Comitatus Northantonensis vernacule Northamton Shire. Amsterdam, 1646, Latin text edition. Coloured. 390 x 510mm, on heavy paper.
A decorative map of Northamptonshire, with the Royal arms and seven arms of local families, a title cartouche of shepherds and a scale cartouche with cherubs and surveying instruments. KOEMAN: Me 152.
[Ref: 17859]    £420.00 ($530 • €465 rates)


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