Auction 128, Lot 646

"Holsatia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Germany

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Historia Mundi

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.3 inches
18.5 x 13.5 cm

A fine, small map of Holstein including the city of Hamburg (here Hamborch). The map is fully engraved with forests, rivers, lakes and hundreds of villages. The title is enclosed in a decorative strapwork cartouche, a curious winged creature swims in the East Sea. This map was first issued by Jodocus Hondius in the Atlas Minor. In the early 1620s the copper plates were obtained by several London booksellers and were reprinted in Purchas His Pilgrimage (1624-26) and Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas (1635-39) This is from an edition of Historia Mundi published by Michaell Sparke. English text on verso and the title The Third Table of Norwey in the left margin.


Condition: A

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 5/20/2009