Auction 160, Lot 518

"Britannia et Normannia cum Confinijs", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Northwestern France

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

8 x 5.4 inches
20.3 x 13.7 cm

Handsome small map covers Normandy and Brittany with the Channel Islands, centered roughly on Angiers. The map is filled with detail of the rivers, forests and tiny villages and is embellished with a strapwork title cartouche incorporating the distance scale. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #4001:352.1.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with light show-through of text on verso and foxing confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 11/16/2016