Auction 108, Lot 353

"[Lot of 9 - Holland and Belgium]", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Netherlands and Belgium

Period: 1606 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Black & White

Size:
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Nice set of maps from this important atlas, each finely engraved in Mercator's unique style with bold forests, moiré patterned seas, and elaborate strapwork title cartouches. 1) Title page, "Belgii Inferioris Geographicae tabule" (10.2 x 15.5"); 2) "Leodiensis Dioecesis Typus" (19 x 13"); 3) "Frisia Occidentalis" (18.2 x 14.2"); 4) "Geldria et Transysvlana" (18.2 x 13.8"); 5) "Zelandia Comitatus" (19.2 x 13.6"); 6) Unititled - Brabant (18 x 13.5"); 7) "Habes hic Novam & Accuratissimam Descritionem Tractus Illius Frandriae..." (20.2 x 14.5"); 8) "Beligii inferioris descriptio emendata..." (17.7 x 13.7"); 9) "Hollandt comitatus Utricht episcop." (18.6 x 13.5").

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Condition: B

Most very good with sharp impressions. A few with light spots and/or small worm tracks in blank bottom margin. Couple of tiny repaired worm holes on centerfold. #5 with top left margin trimmed to neatline. #7 trimmed into border on three sides.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,400

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 9/29/2004

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