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