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Mercator’s Map of Pays Boulonnais & Guînes

SKU: 5092

Mercator’s Map of Pays Boulonnais & Guînes

Date of publication:

Printed Measurement:
15 x 18.3 cm


  • Joannes Janssonius
  • Colour:


  • Gerardus Mercator
  • Engraver(s):
    Abraham Goos

    Bolonia et Guines com.

    Copper engraving, 15 x 18.3 cm, later hand-colour, Dutch text on verso. Mercator's map of Pays Boulonnais and Guînes from the Atlas Minor. The original plates were engraved by Jodocus Hondius, but after these were sold to the London trade in the 1620s Janssonius commissioned new ones from Pieter van den Keere and Abraham Goos. Koeman attributes the relatively low number of Dutch editions to the prevalance of Latin and French among ‘the better circumstanced people - potential buyers of atlases’. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Me 197