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Auction 190, Lot 498

"Sclavonia Croatia Bosnia cum Dalmatiae parte", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Western Balkans

Period: 1628 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.6 x 5.7 inches
19.3 x 14.5 cm
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Nice small map of the western Balkans with the regions of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia and Dalmatia. Prominent are the Danube, Sauus, and Drauus Rivers. Adorned with strapwork title and distance 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) #7601:352.1.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a bright sheet with a bit of show-through of text on verso and a faint dampstain at bottom.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $65

Closed on 11/16/2022