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Auction 139, Lot 454

"Artesia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern France

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7 x 5.3 inches
17.8 x 13.5 cm

Attractive miniature map of the border region with Belgium features the cities of Boulogne, Estaples and Abbeville, and inland to include Cambrai. The map is adorned with strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.


Condition: A+

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

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $45

Closed on 2/15/2012