Auction 124, Lot 464

"Poictou", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: France

Period: 1623 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.3 inches
19.1 x 13.5 cm

This pretty little reduced version of Mercator's map of the region includes the coastline and the cities of Nantes and Rochelle, with the Loire River valley prominently noted. A delicately engraved strapwork cartouche is tucked in the upper right corner. Latin text on verso, and a second page of related text included.

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Condition: A

A nice, sound example with great original color. The margins have some minor toning, and there are a couple of tiny wormholes in the left border.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/7/2008

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