Auction 139, Lot 455

"Provincia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Southern France

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

8 x 6 inches
20.3 x 15.2 cm

This charming little map of Provence in southern France depicting the topography and cities of the region, including Avignon, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, and Marseille. The Rhone and Durance Rivers are well mapped, noting even the marshy area at the mouth of the Rhone. The map is adorned with two decorative strapwork cartouches and a sea monster. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

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

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 2/15/2012