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Auction 168, Lot 595

Rare Edition of Atlas Minor Map

"Natolia, quae olim Asia Minor", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Turkey & Cyprus

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.6 x 6.1 inches
19.3 x 15.5 cm

This is a reduced version of Mercator's map of Turkey with the Greek Archipelago and Cyprus. The map is filled with place names and is adorned with a vertical distance scale and a drape-style title cartouche. German text on verso. This map is very rare as it was engraved for the last edition of Jansson's Atlas Minor in 1651.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8110:352B.1.

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with light, scattered foxing that is confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/6/2018