Auction 141, Lot 481

"Holsatia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Germany

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8 x 6.3 inches
20.3 x 16 cm

A fine, small map of Holstein including the city of Hamburg (here Hamborch). The map is fully engraved with forests, rivers, lakes and hundreds of villages. The title is enclosed in a decorative strapwork cartouche, and a curious winged creature swims in the East Sea. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

References:

Condition: A

Marginal soiling. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $85 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/5/2012

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