Auction 169, Lot 467

"Prussia", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 5.7 inches
19.1 x 14.5 cm

Delightful small map centered on present-day Kaliningrad and including parts of Poland and Lithuania. The map is fully engraved with rivers, lakes, forests and mountains and is filled with place names. The Baltic Sea is filled with an ornate title cartouche, sailing ships, and a sea monster. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1720:352.1.

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with light, scattered foxing that is confined to the blank margins. A chip at bottom right has been replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/12/2018