Auction 119, Lot 642

"Moravia", Mercator/Cloppenburgh

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1632 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.8 x 7.2 inches
24.9 x 18.3 cm

Beautifully engraved chart from the Cloppenburgh edition of Mercator's small atlas. The new maps in this edition were engraved in a slightly larger format by Peter van den Keere (Petrus Kaerius). The map details the eastern portion of the Czech Republic and locates scores of towns and villages while providing good detail of the rivers in the region. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

A couple of tiny wormholes in the left margin, not affecting map.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/9/2007

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