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Auction 176, Lot 478

"Bohemia", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1630 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 5.7 inches
19.1 x 14.5 cm
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A wonderful little map of Bohemia with Prague near the center. It is boldly engraved in Mercator's style with mountains, forests and hundreds of tiny villages, and is graced with strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. 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) #2850:352A.

Condition: B+

Light toning with damp stains confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $95 - $120

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/12/2020