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Auction 102, Lot 321

"Europa Exactissime Descripta", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: Europe

Period: 1641 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.9 inches
49.5 x 37.8 cm

In 1630 Henricus Hondius and Jan Jansson undertook a major revision of the Mercator Atlas in response to fierce competition with the Blaeu family. The map of Europe was completely redrawn and updated, particularly in the northern regions. It is filled with detail and decorated with sailing ships, animals, sea monsters and two decorative cartouches.


Condition: A

Very attractive old color. Some soil and tiny tears (closed with archival tape) in blank margins.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,300

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 3/5/2003