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Auction 179, Lot 635

"Pedemontana Regio cum Genvensium Territorio & Montisferrati Marchionatu", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Northwestern Italy

Period: 1630 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 5.4 inches
19.1 x 13.7 cm
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Beautiful little map of Piedmont, Genoa and Montserrat depicting the rivers, mountainous topography, and cities of the region. The map is adorned with a simple title cartouche. 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) #7050:352.1.

Condition: B+

A sharp impression with light toning and a faint damp stain at far left.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 9/16/2020