Auction 145, Lot 553

"Waldek Comit.", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Western Germany

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7 x 5.4 inches
17.8 x 13.7 cm

Handsome small map of the region surrounding Waldeck in northern Hesse. Finely engraved to illustrate mountains, forests, rivers and cities and adorned with strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

A nice impression with a small chip and archivally repaired tear both confined to bottom blank margin, not affecting map. 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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