Auction 162, Lot 420

"Europae Nova Tabula", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Europe

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.9 x 5.7 inches
20.1 x 14.5 cm

This is a reduced version of Gerard Mercator's folio map of Europe, extending to include part of Greenland, Iceland, and the mythical island of Frisland. Adorned with a strapwork title cartouches and a block-shaped distance scale. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1000:352.1.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on watermarked paper with minor show-through of text on verso and scattered foxing mostly confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $210

Closed on 4/26/2017