Auction 139, Lot 557

"Cyprus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Cyprus

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

8 x 6.3 inches
20.3 x 16 cm

Reduced version of Hondius' folio map of Cyprus with insets of the Mediterranean islands; Lemnos (Stalimini), Chios, Lesbos (Mitilene), Euboia (Negroponte), Kythera (Cerigo) and Rhodes. The map is adorned with a large strapwork title cartouche. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Marginal soiling. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins. Trimmed close to neatline at top, but still ample room for framing.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $400

Closed on 2/15/2012