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Auction 138, Lot 622

"Bohemia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1621 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Black & White

Size:
7.8 x 5.8 inches
19.8 x 14.7 cm

A wonderful little map of Bohemia with Prague near the center. It is boldly engraved in Mercator's style with mountains, forests and hundreds of tiny villages and is graced with a strapwork title cartouche and a distance scale surrounded by vegetation. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: B

Two tiny worm holes about an inch northeast of Prague. Light even toning and minor staining in the upper blank margin.

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sold for: $50

Closed on 12/7/2011

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