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Auction 167, Lot 391

"Insula Zeilan, olim Taprobana, nunc Incolis Tenarisim", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.9 x 6.2 inches
20.1 x 15.7 cm
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Charming small map of the island with great detail of the villages, kingdoms, mines and spice plantations. This map is rare as it was added in the Atlas Minor for Jansson's German 1648 edition, and only appeared in two editions. Decorated with a strapwork title and distance scale cartouche. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8380:352B.1.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with show-through of text on verso and a chip in the right blank margin that has an old paper repair.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 3/28/2018