"Alsatia Inferior", Mercator, Gerard
Subject: France and Germany
Period: 1630 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
17.1 x 14.4 inches
43.4 x 36.6 cm
Handsome map of the region around Strasbourg and the Rhine River, with west oriented at the top. The decorative strapwork cartouche incorporates the distance scale. Fully engraved to illustrate the rivers, forests and mountains and locate hundreds of tiny villages. French text verso.
Lightly toned with wide margins. There are light damp stains, a few tiny worm tracks, and a small hole at far right that are all confined to blank margins.