By: Jan Jansson
Date: 1650 (circa) Amsterdam
Dimensions: 15.25 x 22.25 inches (39 cm x 56.5 cm)
This authentic antique hand-colored map by Jan Jansson depicts Achaiae and a major portion of the Peloponnese when they were part of the Ottoman Empire in the mid 16th century. The map is embellished with fine seagoing craft of different kinds flying a variety of flags. Geographical and topographical features are delineated as are territorial borders.
Two of Jansson's wonderful cartouches embellish this map. The lower left quadrant holds the title cartouche and features three merchants discussing trade, an impressive three rigger, and a cornucopia of weapons of war. The scale in the lower right quadrant is surrounded by putti playfully bringing in the harvest. A colorful and fun map, rendered by a masterful hand.
There is Latin text on the verso.
Condition: This map is in B condition with full margins and slight toning on the margins. Archival tape has been used on the centerfold on the verso.
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