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Auction 118, Lot 758

"Corsica [on sheet with] Sardinia", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Mediterranean, Corsica and Sardinia

Period: 1628 (circa)


Color: Black & White

7.5 x 5.5 inches
19.1 x 14 cm

Two boldly engraved small maps of Corsica and Sardinia on a single sheet, each enclosed in its own border and within a common neatline. Each is filled with depictions of the topography and cities and is adorned with ribbon style cartouches. The map was engraved by Petrus Kaerius for Jansson's editions of the Atlas Minor. Uncolored as issued with Dutch text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) 7520+7530:1A.1.

Condition: A

Good impression, full margins and even ivory age toning.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $130

Closed on 3/6/2007