"Atlas Minor", Mercator/Jansson
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1628 (published)
Color: Hand Color
8 x 6 inches
20.3 x 15.2 cm
The allegorical form of title pages from this period is beautifully composed on this small sheet. The female representatives of the continents look on while geographers carefully measure a globe held aloft by the Titan, Atlas. Through these images, the publisher promises his readers that the following work and its maps will draw on both classical and modern knowledge.
Expertly remargined at top and right side with several minor tears at the edge of the image repaired and backed with light Japanese tissue.