Auction 139, Lot 498

"Das Wiflispurgergou", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Southwestern Switzerland

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.3 inches
19.1 x 13.5 cm

Reduced version of Mercator's map of the southwestern part of Switzerland showing Geneva, Lake Geneva, Lake Neuchatel, Lake Biel, Bern, Freiburg, Lake Thuner and other points of interest. It is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche that incorporates the 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: $60

Closed on 2/15/2012

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