Auction 139, Lot 487

"Bohemia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

8 x 6.3 inches
20.3 x 16 cm

A wonderful little map of Bohemia with Prague near the center. It is boldly engraved in Mercator's style with mountains, forests and hundreds of tiny villages, and is graced with a strapwork title cartouche and a distance scale surrounded by vegetation. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.


Condition: B+

A few light spots and marginal soiling. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $95 - $120

Sold for: $70

Closed on 2/15/2012