Auction 130, Lot 546

"[Lot of 2] Bohemia [and] Moravia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1608 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.5 inches
19.1 x 14 cm

A handsome, matched pair of small maps focuses on these historic regions of the Czech Republic. The Bohemian map is centered on Prague. Among the many cities and villages on the map of Moravia are Olomouc (Olmuntz) and Brno (Brinn) and many prominent cities that don't appear on modern maps. They are finely engraved with mountains and forests and decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches. French text on verso, each together with an additional sheet of text.

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Condition: A

There are some faint damp stains in the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/2/2009

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