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Auction 176, Lot 414

"Iutia Septentrionalis", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Northern Denmark

Period: 1630 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 5.4 inches
19.8 x 13.7 cm
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Charming small map covers the region surrounding Alborg and the Limforden. The strapwork title cartouche incorporates a distance scale. French text on verso.

This map was re-engraved for Jan Jansson's editions of the Atlas Minor, published in 5 editions between 1628-48. The copperplates for the original Atlas Minor editions published by Hondius were sold to parties in England between 1621-25. Jansson commissioned Pieter van den Keere and Abraham Goos to engrave new plates, which were close copies of the original editions.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1552:352.1.

Condition: B+

Light toning with damp stains confined to the blank margins and narrow right margin, as issued.

Estimate: $80 - $95


Closed on 2/12/2020