Guinea by Mercator/Jansson

Guinea by Mercator/Jansson

Code: 49994

£150.00 Approx $190.84, €175.03

Author: Mercator/Jansson

Publisher: Atlas Minor Gerardi Mercatoris Amsterdam.

Date published: 1635circa

Small map. (West Africa). English text verso. Copper engraving with probably original colouring.Overall sheet size: 21cms x 17cms; image size: 184mm x 147mm. Decorative title cartouche; frolicking monster above. There is an inset map with an elaborate strap work border depicting the island of St. Thomas. Shortly after the publication of the big folio atlases the need was apparent for smaller and cheaper maps. The Atlas Minor was larger in format than other small atlases available at the time allowing for greater detail and more place names.