Lot 509 of 576:
Jansson map of Arabia 1660  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$780
$400 - $600

Arabiae Felicis, Petrae ae et Desertae Nova et Accurata Delineatio

Jansson, Jan





Copper-engraved map, hand-colored in outline; colored pictorial cartouche & scale. 43.5x51 cm (17¼x20").

Uncommon map of the Arabian Peninsula published during a period of expanding European cartographic knowledge driven by increased trade with the Orient. The coastlines are fairly well represented and the interior contains details of the navigable rivers, with locations of inland towns, largely speculative. The map is among the most decorative maps of Arabia available to collectors, with the interior filled with lions, camels and elephants and a sea monster guarding the Fretum Babelmandel. The map is decorated with two cartouches featuring putti and depictions of the inhabitants of the region. No text on verso

Lot Amendments

A little toning and light offsetting; a few short marginal tears; very good.

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