Auction 160, Lot 520

"Provincia. / La Provence", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Southern France

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.7 x 5.3 inches
19.6 x 13.5 cm

Charming little map of Provence in southern France fully engraved with hundreds of place names and adorned with two decorative cartouches. The Rhone and Durance Rivers are meticulously mapped, noting even the marshy area at the mouth of the Rhone. Crisply engraved by Petrus Kaerius. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #4700:352.1.

Condition: A

Nice impression and color on watermarked paper with light show-through of text on verso and foxing confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/16/2016