Auction 140, Lot 546

"Alsatia Superior", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Eastern France and Northern Switzerland

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7 x 5.5 inches
17.8 x 14 cm

Finely engraved map of the Alsace region and the course of the Rhine River from Basel to Strasburg. North is oriented to the right, and a strapwork cartouche incorporating the distance scale adorns the map. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

References:

Condition: B+

There are two tiny spots in the image, a printer's crease in the title cartouche, and marginal soiling. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 5/23/2012

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