"Trier & Lutzenburg", Mercator, Gerard
Period: 1605 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 14.3 inches
47 x 36.3 cm
This is a very early map of Luxembourg filled with detail of the rivers, forests, cities and villages. It extends into western Germany to take in the region surrounding Trier. This map is from Mercator's early work; he devoted much of his life to the accurate mapping of Europe. It first appeared in Belgii inferioris Geographicae tabulae in 1585 and was republished in the Mercator/Hondius atlases up to 1633. French text on verso.
The map is toned with faded original color. There is a mat burn, a few edge tears and brown paper tape residue in the blank margins.