Auction 140, Lot 429

"Romani Imperii Imago", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Europe

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 6 inches
19.1 x 15.2 cm

Superb map of the Roman Empire covering most of Europe, Northern Africa, and the Near and Middle East. The map is richly decorated with two strapwork cartouches and two containing portraits. The cartouche in the lower section of the map contains a brief account of Roman dominion. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.


Condition: B+

There is a printer's crease at top left and a few manuscript ink notations on map. Several small chips and tears in blank margins have been expertly repaired, and the top margin has been extended to better accommodate framing. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/23/2012