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