Auction 140, Lot 530

"Bolonia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern France

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.5 inches
18.5 x 14 cm

This small map of the northern tip of France is oriented with north to the right. It covers the coastline from Berck to Gravelines and includes Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer. The map is filled with rivers, forests and tiny villages and is ornamented with a sailing ship and a strapwork title cartouche incorporating a distance scale. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Marginal soiling with manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $80 - $100


Closed on 5/23/2012