Catalog Archive
Auction 115, Lot 481

"Lacus Lemanus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1620 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 5.5 inches
19.8 x 14 cm

Handsome map of Lake Geneva with good detail of surrounding towns and villages. Decorated with a large compass rose with two sailing boats and a sea monster in the lake. Strapwork title cartouche. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Light damp stains and a couple of tiny holes in blank margins. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $170

Closed on 6/21/2006