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Auction 135, Lot 466

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

Subject: Denmark

Period: 1606 (circa)


Color: Black & White

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Two handsome regional maps finely engraved in Mercator's distinctive style with fully engraved seas and flourishing calligraphy. The first map (15.7 x 11.4") covers the region surrounding Alborg and the Limforden. French text on verso. The second map (15.8 x 14.2") covers Fyn and the surrounding islands. Latin text on verso.



First is very good with very wide original margins (A). Second is lightly toned on centerfold. The top and bottom margins have been trimmed for a previous binding and the bottom margin has some chips nearly to the neatline (B).

Estimate: $220 - $300

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/16/2011