Auction 113, Lot 480

"[Lot of 6 - Regional Maps]", Hondius

Subject: France

Period: 1621 (published)

Publication: Paulus Merula's Cosmographiae

Color: Black & White

5 x 3.3 inches
12.7 x 8.4 cm

Lot of miniature maps that were original engraved by Jodocus Hondius and Pieter van den Keere for Barent Langenes Map-treasury (Caert-thresoor). The plates were then used by Henricus Hondius to illustrate the 1621 edition of Paul Merula's Cosmographia. Each is in a full sheet of Latin text. Includes Gallia, Normandia, Lotharingia, Caletensium et Bononiesium, Burgundiae Com., and Burgundiae Ducatus.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 80-81 and 98.

Condition: B

Toned with foxing and some tears in text and margins.

Estimate: $300 - $350


Closed on 12/7/2005