Auction 110, Lot 469

"Emden & Olden Borch Comit.", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Germany

Period: 1609 (circa)

Publication: Atlas sive Cosmographica

Color: Hand Color

16.7 x 13.2 inches
42.4 x 33.5 cm

Copper engraved map delineating the northern portion of Lower Saxony. Extends from Bremen at lower left, Oldenburg (here Oldenborch) and west to the border with Holland. Extends south to name Fries Ochten, Rheyde and Herpstede. Fully stippled sea, decorative title cartouche and distance scale cartouche.

References: Koeman, Atlas Neerlandici, ME 22.

Condition: B

Lovely, original coloring and dark impression on a full sheet with wide margins. Scattered foxing or toning, mostly in margins, lighter toning along centerfold. Green coloring is oxidized but paper is sound.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/2/2005