1653 Hellas seu Graecia Sophiani

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By: Jan Jansson

Date: 1653 (published) Amsterdam

Dimensions: 14.25 x 19.5 inches (36.2 x 49.5 cm)

This is an authentic antique map of the Greece by Jan Jansson. The map was published in Amsterdam circa 1653.

This striking 17th century map of Greece was based on “Totius Graeciae Descriptio,” a large 8 sheet work by Nikolaos Sophianos, published in 1540. The map presents a fine distinction of the Greek territories form mythical times to the founding of the Roman Empire and establishment of Christianity. The map is embellished with a decorative distance scale and title cartouche featuring two armored soldiers.

Condition: Map is in B condition, with a lower centerfold separation that extends 1 inch into the image.

Inventory #18904

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