Auction 165, Lot 519

"Ducatus Silesiae Glosani", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Southwestern Poland

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

8 x 6.1 inches
20.3 x 15.5 cm

Oriented with north to the left, this map is centered approximately on Glogaw (Glogow) with the Oder River running diagonally across the map. A legend at left identifies cities of various sizes, castles, monasteries, and vineyards. Beautifully engraved by Pieter van den Keere. 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) #2920:352.1.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with light scattered foxing that is mostly confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 11/15/2017