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Auction 195, Lot 698

"Tartaria", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1628 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.4 inches
18.5 x 13.7 cm
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Charming small map of the northern region of Asia fully engraved with mountains, forests, and towns. It includes part of China and the island form of Korea. The Anian Fretium separates Asia from Americae Pars, the Pacific Northwest of America. The map is adorned with decorative title and scale of miles 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) #8050:352.1.

Condition: A

A sharp impression with minor toning and a chip at bottom right that has been replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 11/15/2023