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Auction 97, Lot 451

"Africae Descriptio", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Africa

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 5.6 inches
19.8 x 14.2 cm

Fine small map based largely on the work of Hernicus Hondius, with the typical geography of the 16th and early 17th centuries. Delicate title cartouche. Engraved by Abraham Goos for Jansson's editions of this popular miniature atlas.


Condition: A+

Tiny stain in top margin, still fine.

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/5/2001