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Auction 109, Lot 13

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: World

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

8 x 5.2 inches
20.3 x 13.2 cm

Handsome double hemisphere map based on Mercator's famous world map with Terra Australis Incognita filling the southern hemisphere. The map is richly decorated in a strapwork surround with the title at top and Hondius' favorite quotation from Psalms at the bottom. German text on verso.

References: Shirley #259.

Condition: A+

Attractive original color with mild age-toning. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $900 - $1,000

Sold for: $650

Closed on 12/1/2004