"Morea olim Peloponensis", Mercator/Jansson
Subject: Southern Greece
Period: 1628 (published)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
7.4 x 5.4 inches
18.8 x 13.7 cm
This handsome small map of the southern part of Greece is engraved to illustrate rivers, mountains, forests, cities and villages. It is decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches. Engraved by Pieter van den Keere. 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) #7820:352.1.
A sharp impression with a hint of toning and light damp stains in blank margins.