Auction 112, Lot 394

"Fionia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Denmark

Period: 1620 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

15.8 x 14 inches
40.1 x 35.6 cm

Fine map of Fyn with part of the mainland, the island of Langeland, the east coast of Sjaelland as well as many smaller islands. Many cities on Fyn are named, with forests and hills shown. The sea is stipple engraved and the map is embellished with a strapwork title cartouche and Mercator's characteristic calligraphy.


Condition: B

Old color with light toning and a tiny bit of foxing. Old paper repair of fold in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $170 - $240

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/28/2005