Auction 142, Lot 469

"Bolonia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern France

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.3 x 5.5 inches
18.5 x 14 cm

This small map of the northern tip of France is oriented with north to the right. It covers the coastline from Berck to Gravelines and includes Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer. The map is filled with rivers, forests and tiny villages and is ornamented with a sailing ship and a strapwork title cartouche incorporating a distance scale. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Marginal soiling with manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 11/28/2012

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