"Artesia Comitatus", Mercator/Jansson
Subject: Northern France
Period: 1628 (published)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
7 x 4.8 inches
17.8 x 12.2 cm
This decorative oval map of the northern province of Artois is embellished with title and scale cartouches and set within an elaborate scrolled border. It was most likely engraved by Abraham Goos who also published this plate in his Nieuw Nederlandtsch Caertboeck. Latin text on verso. This is a variant with "cum privileg." beneath the title cartouche.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) 3300:363.
On a watermarked sheet with a bit of toning along the top edge of the sheet.