"Alsatia Superior", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Eastern France and Northern Switzerland
Period: 1607 (published)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
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.
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.