Auction 140, Lot 540

"Poictou", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Western France

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.5 inches
18.5 x 14 cm

This pretty, reduced version of Mercator's map of the region includes the coastline and the cities of Nantes and Rochelle, with the Loire River valley prominently noted. A delicately engraved strapwork cartouche is tucked in the upper right corner. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.


Condition: B+

Marginal soiling with manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins. There are light pencil marks in the ocean.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 5/23/2012