"Congi Regnu", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Congo & Angola
Period: 1610 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Black & White
6.9 x 5.6 inches
17.5 x 14.2 cm
Handsome miniature map of the Congo region. It is a reduced version of Jodocus Hondius' folio map and contains a surprising amount of detail, though most of the interior is left blank. Decorated by strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. Latin text on verso, published between 1610-1621.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8755:351; Norwich # 319a.
A dark impression with printer's ink residue and a couple small wormholes in the right blank margin.