Auction 137, Lot 727

"Tartaria", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Historia Mundi

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.5 inches
18.5 x 14 cm

This map was printed from the 1607 plates from the Atlas Minor, and depicts the northern region of Asia fully engraved with mountains, forests, and towns. Includes part of China and the island form of Korea. The Anian Fretium separates Asia from Americae Pars. The map features a strapwork title cartouche and a scale of miles cartouche. On sheet measuring 7.8 x 12.3" with English text above and on verso.

References: Moreland & Bannister p. 98.

Condition: A

Minor toning along right edge of sheet in blank margin. There is minor show through of text on verso.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/14/2011