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Auction 190, Lot 456

"Poloniae et Silesiae", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Poland

Period: 1634 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 5.8 inches
19.8 x 14.7 cm
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This nice small map depicts most of present-day Poland. The title and distance scale are enclosed in small cartouches at bottom. Map shows towns, villages, rivers, forests and good topographical detail. 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) #1900:352.1.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with light toning.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 11/16/2022