Auction 103, Lot 526

"Guinea", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 5.4 inches
18.8 x 13.7 cm

Charming small map of the west coast of Africa covering the coast from Sierra Leone to Gabon. The island of Sao Tome is shown in detail in the inset. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius for Jansson's editions of the pocket atlas between 1628 and 1651. German text on verso.


Condition: B

Tiny tear in blank margin and slight damp stain barely intruding into upper border, else very good. Brown paper hinge remnants on verso.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/11/2003