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Auction 178, Lot 322

"Belgium sive Inferior Germania", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Low Countries

Period: 1630 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

6.9 x 4.8 inches
17.5 x 12.2 cm
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Finely engraved oval map with north oriented to the right of the map. Three decorative cartouches and intricate surrounding border. 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) #3000:363.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with light toning and a few faint damp stains confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/10/2020