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Auction 118, Lot 611

"Gallia", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: France

Period: 1595 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16 x 14 inches
40.6 x 35.6 cm

This fine example of Mercator's map of France is filled with detail of the rivers, mountains, cities and towns. The sea is stipple engraved and the map is embellished with two strapwork title cartouches and a sailing ship off the coast of England. Blank verso.


Condition: B

Lovely old color. Backed with light Japanese tissue repairing the centerfold separation.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $375

Closed on 3/6/2007