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Auction 188, Lot 381

"Lancastria, Cestria, Caernarvan, Denbich, Flint, Merionidh, Montgomery, Salopia, Cardigan, Radnor, Wigornia, et Ins. Anglesey", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Western England & Northern Wales

Period: 1634 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.9 x 5.8 inches
20.1 x 14.7 cm
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Small map of the western part of England and northern Wales including the cities of Lancaster, Stafford, Hereford, Cardigan and Flint. Includes the Isle of Man and a small part of the Irish coastline. Decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches. Latin 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) #5111:352.1.

Condition: A+

A sharp impression on a bright sheet with minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 6/22/2022