Auction 145, Lot 513

"L'Isle de Frace Parisiensis Ager", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern France

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.3 x 5.4 inches
18.5 x 13.7 cm

Charming little map of the department with Paris at bottom center, fully engraved with dozens of towns, mountains and forests. Embellished with strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches. Note the odd spelling of "France" in the title. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

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Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with very light soiling. Cardinal directions and page number written in manuscript ink in blank margins.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 6/12/2013

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