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Auction 190, Lot 546

"Natoliae sive Asia Minor", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Turkey & Cyprus

Period: 1628 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.6 x 5.3 inches
19.3 x 13.5 cm
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This is a reduced version of Mercator's map of Turkey with the Greek Archipelago and Cyprus. Adorned with two strapwork 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) #8110:352A.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with minor toning and faint marginal foxing.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $70

Closed on 11/16/2022