Auction 133, Lot 603

"Tartaria", Mercator/Cloppenburgh

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10.2 x 7.4 inches
25.9 x 18.8 cm

From the enlarged version of Mercator's famous small format atlas. This map covers all of northern Asia from Moscow to the Anian Fretum and a bit of what is today Alaska. Korea is shown as an island. The Great Wall separates Tartary from China. Novaya Zemlya is connected to the mainland by a long narrow isthmus.


Condition: A

Pleasantly toned with a tiny fold separation in the top margin.

Estimate: $170 - $230

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/1/2010