Auction 137, Lot 816

"Congi Regnu", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

6.8 x 5.5 inches
17.3 x 14 cm

Handsome miniature map of the Congo region. It is a reduced version of Jodocus Hondius' folio map and contains a surprising amount of detail, though most of the interior is left blank. Strapwork title and distance scale cartouches.

References: Norwich # 319a.

Condition: A

With a small amount of printer's ink residue and marginal soiling. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/14/2011