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Auction 168, Lot 655

"Africae Descriptio", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Africa

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.9 x 5.7 inches
20.1 x 14.5 cm

Fine small map of Africa, which is based largely on the work of Hernicus Hondius and incorporates information from Bleau’s map of 1617, especially on the river systems. Though smaller in size, the map includes more place names than Hondius' 1607 folio map of the continent. It is decorated with a delicate title cartouche. Engraved by Abraham Goos. German text on verso.

References: Betz #64.1; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8600:352.1.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/6/2018