Auction 126, Lot 495

"Russia cum Confinijs", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Northern Europe

Period: 1606 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.8 x 14 inches
47.8 x 35.6 cm

This beautiful map covers Russia, Scandinavia, Poland and the Baltic States with pictorial indications of topography and forests. A large inset details the countryside northwest of Moscow. The map is beautifully engraved in Mercator's distinctive style with stippled seas and a strapwork cartouche. French text on verso.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/3/2008

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