JAN JANSSON (1588-1664)


Map of Africa of 1650 circa coloured by hand

Published: Amsterdam, 1650

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Title: “Africae nova tabula”

from Nieuwen Atlas Amstelodami, Sumptibus Joannis Janssonii 1650 circa

Sheet size: 19.1 x 23.4 in; 485 x 595 mm. 

Plate area:  15 x 19.9 in; 380 x 506 mm.

Technique: Copper engraving

Overall condition: Excellent condition, with light foxing.

A wonderful large scale hand-colored map of Africa, from one of the great early 17th-century Atlas "Nieuwen Atlas" [translation: The New Atlas], by Jan Jansson, published in Amsterdam in 1650 circa.

The map shows a general view of Africa with representation of mountains and animals.

Different ships, sea monsters and mermaids in the middle of the sea.

Complete description of Africa in Latin language in the verso. Jan Jansson was part of an influential family of map publishers from the Netherland throughout the 17th century and beyond. They were based in Arnhem than in Amsterdam. They were printers, publishers and booksellers.

Overall Condition: Excellent

Economy shipping: South Africa: $11 (10-15 working days)

USA Canada and the rest of the world $10 (10-15 working days),

UE $9 (5-8 working days).

  • Overall Condition: excellent condition
  • Size: 19.1 x 23.4 in
  • Sold By: Sephora Libri
  • Contact Person: Elena Serru
  • Country: Italy
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 3492903979
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  • Trade Associations: Sephora di Elena Serru

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