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Auction 142, Lot 634

"Tartaria", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 5.5 inches
18.8 x 14 cm

This handsome small map depicts the northern region of Asia fully engraved with mountains, forests, and towns. It includes part of China and the island form of Korea. The Anian Fretium separates Asia from Americae Pars. The map features a strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches. German text on verso.

References: Moreland & Bannister p. 98.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with light toning, a few small spots, and minor show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/28/2012