Auction 139, Lot 483

"Bavaria", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Southern Germany

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.8 x 6.3 inches
19.8 x 16 cm

This charming small map of Niederbayern and Oberbayern depicts the lakes, mountains, rivers, and cities of the region, including Munchen, Augsburg, Regensburg, Passau and Salzburg, Austria. The Danube River flows across the top of the map, which is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche that incorporates a distance scale. 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: $80 - $100

Sold for: $40

Closed on 2/15/2012

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