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Auction 190, Lot 646

"Marocchi Regnum", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Northwestern Africa, Morocco

Period: 1628 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 5.7 inches
19.1 x 14.5 cm
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A very attractive small map of Morocco decorated with mountains, cities and forests filling the land. The capital city of Marruecos (Marrakech) is prominently shown. The map is adorned with two strapwork 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) #8617:352.1.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with a couple of faint dampstains along the edges of the sheet and a tiny worm hole in the right blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $85

Closed on 11/16/2022