Catalog Archive
Auction 162, Lot 11

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: World

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

8 x 5.8 inches
20.3 x 14.7 cm

This is a beautifully engraved and finely detailed double hemisphere map. Strapwork borders enclose an armillary sphere, compass rose and the names of the four elements. The map features the island of California with only a ghost of a coastline continuing to the northwest. Terra Australis has a broken coastline and a notation that ends with the signature of the engraver, Abraham Goos. Four lines of Latin text balance the title cartouche at bottom. German text on verso.

References: Shirley #325; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #0001:352.1.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with two tiny worm holes and minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 4/26/2017