"Lombardiae Alpestris Pars Occidentalis cu Valesia", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Northern Italy
Period: 1607 (published)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
7.3 x 5.8 inches
18.5 x 14.7 cm
Handsome small map of the mountainous Lombardy region of northern Italy with the glacial lakes of Maggiore, Lugaro and Como roughly in the center and Lake Geneva to the left. The map is simply ornamented with a strapwork title cartouche that incorporates the distance scale. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7011:351.
A dark impression with marginal soiling. Cardinal directions and page number written in manuscript ink in blank margins.