Catalog Archive
Auction 168, Lot 624

"Tartaria", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.3 inches
18.5 x 13.5 cm

Charming small map of the northern region of Asia fully engraved with mountains, forests, and towns. It includes part of China and the island form of Korea. The Anian Fretium separates Asia from Americae Pars, the Pacific Northwest of America. The map is adorned with decorative title and scale of miles cartouches. Engraved by Pieter van den Keere, with German text on the verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8050:352.1.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a clean sheet with minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/6/2018