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Auction 142, Lot 480

"Aniou", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Western France

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.5 inches
18.5 x 14 cm
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A delicately engraved small map of Anjou and the Loire River Valley naming scores of tiny villages with charming pictorial topography of mountains and trees. The map is embellished with an elegant strapwork title cartouche and a scale of miles cartouche. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

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

Estimate: $80 - $100


Closed on 11/28/2012