Auction 139, Lot 613

"Tartaria", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

8 x 6.3 inches
20.3 x 16 cm

This handsome small map depicts the northern region of Asia fully engraved with mountains, forests, and towns. It includes part of China and the island form of Korea. The Anian Fretium separates Asia from Americae Pars. The map features a strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

References: Moreland & Bannister p. 98.

Condition: A

Marginal soiling and light show-through of text on verso. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 2/15/2012