Auction 124, Lot 458

"Lutzenburgensis Ducatus Jacobo Surhonio Montensi Auctore", Mercator/Cloppenburgh

Subject: Luxembourg

Period: 1632 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.7 x 7.2 inches
24.6 x 18.3 cm

This handsome map of Luxembourg is from the Cloppenburgh edition of the Mercator pocket atlas. It is based on the oldest known survey of Luxembourg conducted by Jacques de Surhon for Emperor Charles V in 1551. The map was engraved by Petrus Kaerius with his imprint next to the title cartouche. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

There is some paper restoration in blank margins, not affecting the map. The impression in the border is slightly irregular.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/7/2008

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