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Auction 130, Lot 547

"Bohemia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1609 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 13.5 inches
49.5 x 34.3 cm
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This fine map of Bohemia is centered on Prague. It is boldly engraved in Mercator's style with mountains, forests and hundreds of tiny villages. Two strapwork cartouches at bottom hold the title and distance scale. French text on verso.


Condition: B

Lightly toned with original color in the unique palette of Mercator's early atlases. There is an old paper repair on the upper centerfold, without any loss, and a tissue repair of a break along the platemark at bottom.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/2/2009