Auction 125, Lot 539

"Lotharingia Ducatus", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: France

Period: 1606 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 14.3 inches
47 x 36.3 cm

A densely engraved map of the northern portion of Lorraine with copious detail. The map is fully engraved to depict the forests and mountains and major cities are shown as tiny castles. The title is surrounded by a strapwork cartouche. Latin text on verso.


Condition: B+

A good impression with attractive original color. There is a light stain at top that just enters the map, and a hint of toning on the centerfold.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 9/24/2008