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Auction 190, Lot 502


"Macedonia Epirus et Achaia", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Northern Greece & Albania

Period: 1628 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

8 x 5.7 inches
20.3 x 14.5 cm
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A fine small map covering northern Greece, Albania, and part of Macedonia. Title and distance scale are enclosed in a strapwork cartouche. 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) #7830:352A.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with minor toning, a faint dampstain at bottom, and a tiny worm hole in the right blank margin.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 11/16/2022