Auction 139, Lot 459

"Burgundia Comitatus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Burgundy, France

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.3 inches
19.1 x 13.5 cm

Handsome small map of Franche-Comté in Burgundy with the bordering region of Switzerland including Geneva. The map is oriented with north to the right, and Lake Geneva is at the lower left. It is filled with graphic illustrations of the rivers, mountains, forests, and cities. The map is embellished with strapwork title and scale of miles 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: $95 - $120

Unsold

Closed on 2/15/2012

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