Catalog Archive
Auction 167, Lot 280

"Gothia", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Southern Sweden

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.9 x 6 inches
20.1 x 15.2 cm

This map of southern Sweden extends north just past Stockholm and Karlstad and includes the Danish islands of Zealand and Funen. There is good detail of the lakes and river system in Sweden. Adorned with a strapwork title cartouche that incorporates the distance scale. Engraved by Pieter van den Keere. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1420:352.1.

Condition: A

A nice impression with light show-through of text on verso and a few spots of foxing confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $70

Closed on 3/28/2018