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Publisher: MERCATOR, G./ JANSSONIUS, J.
Title: Atlas Minor.
Published in: Amsterdam, 1630
   
Size: 7.5 x 9.6 inches.
19.0 x 24.5 cm.
Coloring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: In oblong 4to, early 20th century binding, covers with marbled paper. Allegoric title-page, 3, 643 pp., 4 pp. index with 142 full-page maps.
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Title page with past-on title, dated 1630. Préface dated 1609. The imprint label has two version, this one has "Jansson".
French text-edition of this influential pocket atlas, published by Johannes Janssonius. The plates were executed by two of Holland's finest engravers, Abraham Goos and Pieter van der Keere.

All maps are fine and dark impressions.
Including World map; Europe, Africa, Asia, America, North Pole, Iceland, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Prussia, Livonia, Russia, Lithuania, Eastern Europe, Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland, Low Countries, Germany, Austria, Poland, Italy, Greece, Africa, Asia, including Turkish Empire, Holy Land, Turkey, Cyprus, Persia, Tartary, China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Ceylon, America, Mexico, Virginia, Cuba, South America, Strait Magellan.

Shortly after the publication of the big folio-atlases the need was apparently felt for a smaller-sized atlas, one that would be handier and above all, cheaper. The Atlas Minor was larger in format than other small atlases available at the time; allowing for significantly greater detail and more place names than found in its rivals.



Reference: Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, 352:11.



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