1650s Johannes Janssonius, Pascaart, Africa Pars (Northwestern Africa), Colored Etching. JOHANNES JANSSONIUS Arnhem, Netherlands 1588 - 1664. Description Northwestern Africa, Atlantic Islands. Jan Jansson, Pascaart, Waer in Men Claarlyck Zien can alle Havens Rivieren Droogten Gelegen Tusschen C.
/ Tabula Hydrographica uby Clarissime Perspicinutur Omnes Portus, Flu: et Vada Jacentia Inter Cap. An attractive and uncommon chart covering the northwestern coast of Africa from Gambia to the Strait of Gibraltar along with several Atlantic Islands including the Azores, Canary, and Cape Verde islands. Numerous place names are located along the coast and all islands are identified. North is oriented to the left.
Adorned by a decorative title cartouche flanked by a lion and leopard, a compass rose with fleur-de-lis. This chart was issued in Jansson's Une Parfaicte Description du Monde Maritime ou Hydrographie Generale de Toute la Terre... Considered to be the first true sea atlas.
Pilot guides supplemented with charts appeared as early as 1584, but not as a collection and issued in folio size prior to 1650. This sea atlas served as the fifth volume of Jansson's Nouvel Atlas.
LITERATURE: Van der Krogt Vol. Item condition: Some foxing, some stains. Some imperfections on the frame.On the back the paper looks a little crumpled. Condition is appropriate for age and use.
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