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Auction 138, Lot 628

"Helvetia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.3 inches
19.1 x 13.5 cm

This charming small map of Switzerland depicts the lakes, mountainous topography, rivers, and cities of the country. The map is adorned with strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

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

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $85

Closed on 12/7/2011

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