Auction 134, Lot 631

"Tartaria", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1631 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Black & White

7.3 x 5.4 inches
18.5 x 13.7 cm

Charming small map of the northern region of Asia fully engraved with mountains, forests, and towns. It includes part of China and the island form of Korea. The Anian Fretium separates Asia from Americae Pars, the Pacific Northwest of America. The map is adorned with decorative title and scale of miles cartouches. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius, with German text on the verso.


Condition: A

Nice impression with minor surface soil in margins.

Estimate: $130 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/1/2010