Auction 107, Lot 506

"Africae Descriptio", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Africa

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

8 x 5.7 inches
20.3 x 14.5 cm

Fine small map based largely on the work of Hernicus Hondius, with the typical geography of the 16th and early 17th centuries. Delicate title cartouche. Engraved by Abraham Goos for Jansson's editions of this popular miniature atlas.


Condition: A

Attractive original color. Unobtrusive stain at center. Light damp stain in blank margin, well away from map. Margin extended to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/9/2004