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Auction 195, Lot 767

"Guinea", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1634 (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 west coast of Africa covering the coast from Sierra Leone to Gabon. The island of Sao Tome is shown in detail in an attractive inset map. Engraved by Pieter van den Keere (Petrus Kaerius). 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) #8700:352.1.

Condition: A

A dark impression with one small spot of foxing above the inset.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 11/15/2023