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Mercator’s Miniature Map of Groningen

SKU: 8948

Mercator’s Miniature Map of Groningen

Date of publication:

Printed Measurement:
12.3 x 17.8 cm

black and white


  • Gerardus Mercator
  • Groninga Dominium

    Copper engraving, 12.3 x 17.8 cm, black and white, French text on verso. Map of the province of Groningen in the Netherlands, set within an elaborate strapwork border, published in the ‘Atlas Minor’. A new series of maps, replacing those by Jodocus Hondius, was engraved by Abraham Goos and Pieter van den Keere for the 1628 edition. Koeman notes that a slip of paper bearing 1630 as the date of issue was pasted over the date 1628 on the title-page of the example he examined. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Me 196.