Auction 133, Lot 473

"Germania", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Central Europe

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.4 x 14.3 inches
49.3 x 36.3 cm

This beautifully engraved map covers Germany and the heart of Europe, extending from France and Holland to Poland, and from Switzerland to Hungary. It is filled with hundreds of place names, mountains, forest, and rivers and decorated with a sailing ship and a boldly engraved title cartouche with a large eagle. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Very good with minor toning.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/1/2010

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