Auction 128, Lot 614

"Sabaudia Ducatus la Savoie", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: France and Switzerland

Period: 1636 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.8 inches
49.5 x 37.6 cm

Lovely map of the mountainous region of Savoy extending to include Geneva. Several towns are prominently shown on the map including Grenoble, which is depicted in a small plan-view at lower left. The map is ornamented with strapwork title and scale cartouches. The map was engraved by Abraham Goos and drawn by Jodocus Hondius, with their imprints at bottom. English text on verso.


Condition: A

Sharp impression and fine original color. There is a minor extraneous crease in the map and repaired tear in the bottom margin.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/20/2009