Auction 169, Lot 431

Rare Edition of Atlas Minor Map

"Oxoniensis Comitatus Descriptio", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Southern England

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 5.7 inches
19.8 x 14.5 cm

This lovely small map is centered on Oxford and depicts the county of Oxfordshire. Dozens of small towns are shown and the Thames River is prominently illustrated. A large, decorative title cartouche completes the composition. German text on verso. This map is very rare as it only appeared in the last two editions of Jansson's Atlas Minor in 1648-51.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #5265:352.1.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/12/2018