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Auction 138, Lot 595

"Germania", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Central Europe

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.3 inches
19.1 x 13.5 cm

Nicely detailed small map of the German Empire stretching from Holland to Poland and from Switzerland to Hungary. The map is decorated with an elegant strapwork title cartouche incorporating the distance scale, as well as a sailing ship and sea monster in the moiré patterned sea. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

References:

Condition: B+

Minor soiling. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $55

Closed on 12/7/2011

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