Auction 108, Lot 374

"Alsatia inferior", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: France and Germany

Period: 1630 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17 x 14.2 inches
43.2 x 36.1 cm

Handsome map of the region around Strasbourg featuring a decorative cartouche enclosing the title and scale. Fully engraved to illustrate the rivers, forests and mountains and locate hundreds of tiny villages. French text verso.


Condition: B

Original color with slight oxidation resulting in minor cracks along centerfold that have been stabilized with archival tape. Margins trimmed but still more than adequate for framing.

Estimate: $130 - $180

Sold for: $95

Closed on 9/29/2004