Jansson - Mar Del Zur Hispanis Mare Pacificum
- Date: c 1650
- Condition: AA
- Colour: Original
- Size: 17.25x21.50 inches
- (previously GBP 2000)
Title: 'Mar Del Zur Hispanis Mare Pacificum '.
Jansson's fine map of the Pacific including the west coast of America, Japan and a small Australian coastline. This is one of the earliest maps of the Pacific. The first state of "the first chart of the entire Pacific Ocean." (Burden 292) and the first of the Pacific to show California as an island.
A long chain of islands appear in the South Pacific, which are likely a vestige of Terra Australis by are noted by Jansson to have been discovered by Hernando Gallego in 1576. Australia is only partially known. A large Terra Incognita in the Northwest nearly connects Asia with the Island of California, separated only by the Fretum (Strait) of Anian. Many place names in California.
In very good condition with mild overall toning. Latin text to verso and one 2cm repaired margin tear. The remains of the original binding act as a 4mm centerfold reinforcement.