Auction 177, Lot 2

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: World

Period: 1630 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.9 x 5.8 inches
20.1 x 14.7 cm

This is a beautifully engraved and finely detailed double hemisphere map. Strapwork borders enclose an armillary sphere, compass rose and the names of the four elements. The map features the island of California with only a ghost of a coastline continuing to the northwest. Terra Australis has a broken coastline and a notation that ends with the signature of the engraver, Abraham Goos. Four lines of Latin text balance the title cartouche at bottom. French text on verso.

References: Shirley #325; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #0001:352.1.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a bright sheet with a professionally repaired chip at top left, not affecting the image.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $650

Closed on 4/29/2020