Auction 125, Lot 607

"Marchia Nova Vulgo New Marck in March Brandenburg", Jansson/Pitt

Subject: Poland

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Major

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15 x 19.5 inches
38.1 x 49.5 cm

A finely engraved map of a small region in northwest Poland between Stettin, Kalisz and Frankfurt an der Oder. This map is based on the map of the same title by Jan Jansson, but was re-oriented with north to the top for publication by his son-in-law, known as Jansson-Waesberg in conjunction with Moses Pitt. The atlas was projected to be a 12-volume work in the tradition of the earlier Dutch atlases. Only four volumes were completed before the venture failed and Pitt was thrown into debtor's prison. As a result, the maps are quite rare.

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Condition: B+

The centerfold is cleanly separated 2-1/2" into the map at bottom, else very good with original color and wide original margins.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/24/2008

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