Auction 148, Lot 514

"Provincia - La Provence", Hondius

Subject: Southern France, Provence

Period: 1621 (dated)

Publication: Atlas (German Edition)

Color: Black & White

19.6 x 14.9 inches
49.8 x 37.8 cm

This striking map of Provence in southern France is fully engraved with hundreds of place names and adorned with three decorative cartouches, including one enclosing the title that features an animal's face, crown, and fleur-de-lis. The map is dense with graphic depictions of mountains, forests, and towns and cities. The Rhone and Durance Rivers are meticulously mapped, with even the marshy area at the mouth of the Rhone noted. In the Mediterranean, there is a sailing ship and a compass rose capped with a fleur-de-lis. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #4700:1B.1.

Condition: B

On moderately toned, watermarked paper with some faint show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/19/2014