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Auction 146, Lot 549

"Moravia", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1613 (circa)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

16.9 x 13.2 inches
42.9 x 33.5 cm
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A handsome map of the historic Moravia region of the Czech Republic that includes the cities of Olomouc (Olmuntz) and Brno (Brin). Finely engraved with mountains, forests and even the smallest villages, it is decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches. French text on verso.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #144-102.

Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with light overall toning, a printer's crease that enters about 2" into the image at top, faint show-through of text on verso, and a couple of minor spots in the map.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 9/4/2013