Auction 126, Lot 765

"Guinea", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1628 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.3 inches
18.5 x 13.5 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 an attractive inset map. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius for Jansson's editions of the pocket atlas between 1628 and 1651. French text on verso.


Condition: A

Some damp stains in the bottom margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/3/2008