Auction 169, Lot 690

Rare Edition of Atlas Minor Map

"Regna Pegu, et Aracam", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Myanmar

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 shows part of the coastline of Myanmar with the city of Pegu prominently depicted. The map is adorned with a small compass orienting north to the right and a strapwork title cartouche. 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) #8345:352.1.

Condition: B+

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

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/12/2018