Auction 169, Lot 502

"Hispania Nova Descript:", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.6 x 5.3 inches
19.3 x 13.5 cm

This small map of the Iberian Peninsula is densely engraved with place names and political divisions. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius (Pieter van den Keere), who engraved many of the maps for Jansson's editions of the Atlas Minor. German text on verso. The alternate German title above the map, Von Argow belongs to the map on the preceding page in this atlas and was mistakenly printed on this example.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #6000:352.1.

Condition: B+

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

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/12/2018