Auction 109, Lot 618

"Tartaria", Hondius, Jodocus

Subject: Asia - Northern

Period: 1619 (circa)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 13.5 inches
49.5 x 34.3 cm

This is a splendid example of Hondius' engraving. The map covers all of northern Asia from Moscow to the Anian Fretum and Americae Pars. Korea is shown as an island. Illustrations include the Great Wall in China, rivers, villages, mountains etc. The newly discovered Nova Zembla and mythological Lands of Gog and Magog are shown in the Arctic region. Beautifully decorated with costumed people, a camp scene and three large strapwork cartouches. French text on verso.


Condition: B

Original color with some oxidation and offsetting. Couple of tiny cracks on centerfold reinforced with Japanese tissue.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $475

Closed on 12/1/2004