Auction 134, Lot 444

"[Lot of 2] Iutia Septentrionalis [and] Fionia", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Denmark

Period: 1615 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
See Description

Nice pair of handsome maps from Gerard Mercator's important Atlas. The first (15.6 x 11.4") covers the region surrounding Alborg and the Limforden, and the second (15.9 x 14") covers Fyn with part of the mainland, the island of Langeland, the east coast of Sjaelland as well as many smaller islands. Both are finely illustrated with cities, towns, and forests and decorated with bold strapwork title cartouches. Latin text on versos.

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Condition:

Both with some paper restoration of the bottom margin corners, not affecting the map. The map of Fiona has a small hole in the upper center of the map with slight loss of two place names and a small abrasion on the centerfold (C). The Map of Jutland is very good (A).

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/1/2010

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