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Auction 142, Lot 526

"Argou", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Central Switzerland

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 5.3 inches
19.1 x 13.5 cm
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A charming small map of central Switzerland showing Zurich, Lucerne and Lake Lucerne. The map depicts lakes, rivers, towns, and the mountainous topography of the region, and is adorned with a simple cartouche incorporating a distance scale. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Marginal soiling and two minute worm holes only visible when held to bright light. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $95 - $120


Closed on 11/28/2012