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Auction 191, Lot 758


"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
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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.

Condition: A

A dark impression with printer's ink residue and a couple small wormholes in the right blank margin.

Estimate: $100 - $130


Closed on 2/8/2023