Catalog Archive
Auction 176, Lot 476

"Polonia", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Poland

Period: 1636 (published)

Publication: Atlas or A Geographicke Description...

Color: Hand Color

17.9 x 13.5 inches
45.5 x 34.3 cm
Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

This handsome map depicts most of present-day Poland and a portion of the Czech Republic. The map is fully engraved to show cities, towns, villages, rivers, and mountains. Among the major cities to appear are Warzonia (Warsaw), Craconia (Krakow), and Breslaw (Wroclaw). Silesia is clearly outlined and labeled. Mercator's name has been erased, and a new title cartouche was added for this edition. English text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1900:1A.2.

Condition: A

A fine impression with a few minor spots and a hint of offsetting.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/12/2020