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Jan Jansson:  [South Polar Regions]

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Title: [South Polar Regions]

Map Maker: Jan Jansson

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1657 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 20 x 17 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $2,500.00

Inventory ID: 43970


Decorative example of Jansson's decorative map of the South Polar region, including the earliest appearance of New Zealand and Van Dieman's Land on this map.

The supposed coastline of the unknown southern continent continues to appear. Includes notes regarding the affirmation of the discovery of islands by Magellan and Hernando Galego. Nice detail in Australia showing t' Lant van P. Nuyts discovered in January 1627, Edel's Lant discovered in 1619, Eendrachts discoveries in 1616, as well as notes mentioning Williams Renier and Dirck Hertogs Ree and several other place names and early contacts with Australia.

Includes references to the new discoveries of New Zealand in 1642, new discoveries in Australia from 1644, and the discovery of Van Diemans Land in 1642, providing significant new information not present in the earliest states of the map.

The new additions shown above first appeared on Jansson's 1657 edition of the map, which was the first to appear without a title cartouche and later re-issued by De Wit (1680) and Valk & Schenk (1700).

References: Tooley 731.

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