Rare Edition of Atlas Minor Map
"Oxoniensis Comitatus Descriptio", Mercator/Jansson
Subject: Southern England
Period: 1651 (published)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
7.8 x 5.7 inches
19.8 x 14.5 cm
This lovely small map is centered on Oxford and depicts the county of Oxfordshire. Dozens of small towns are shown and the Thames River is prominently illustrated. A large, decorative title cartouche completes the composition. German text on verso. This map is very rare as it only appeared in the last two editions of Jansson's Atlas Minor in 1648-51.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #5265:352.1.
A nice impression with light, scattered foxing that is primarily confined to the blank margins.