Auction 165, Lot 471

"Ducatus Lutzenburgensis Nova et Accurata Descriptio", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Luxembourg

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.6 x 5.9 inches
19.3 x 15 cm

This small map of Luxembourg extends to Namur in the north, Trier in the east, and Metz in the south. The map is filled with many tiny engraved cities, forests and rivers. The title and scale of miles are both enclosed in decorative strapwork cartouches. German text on verso. This map appeared in only two editions of the Atlas Minor and is therefore quite scarce.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #3380:352.1.

Condition: A

A dark impression on paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark, minor toning, and scattered foxing confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/15/2017