Auction 142, Lot 521

"Moravia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.8 x 5.3 inches
17.3 x 13.5 cm

Small map of the historic Moravia region of the Czech Republic. Includes the cities of Olomouc (Olmuntz) and Brno (Brin). It is finely engraved with mountains, forests and even the smallest villages and decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Marginal soiling with a small damp stain in top blank margin, not affecting map. Cardinal directions and page number written in manuscript ink in blank margins.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $70

Closed on 11/28/2012

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