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Auction 161, Lot 468

"Chili", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Chile

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

8 x 5.9 inches
20.3 x 15 cm

A very decorative small map based on Henricus Hondius' folio map of the coast of Chili. North is oriented to the left, as indicated by the large compass rose. The map is further embellished with decorative title and scale of miles cartouches and a scroll containing a key. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9920:352.1.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with light toning and scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/8/2017