Auction 148, Lot 534

"Wesphalia cum Dioecesi Bremensi", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Germany

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.4 x 5.5 inches
18.8 x 14 cm

This small map centers roughly on Bremen and shows the waterways of northern Germany in careful detail. The map reaches from Emden in the west to the Elbe River in the east. It is adorned with a small ship and a strapwork title cartouche that incorporates the scale of miles. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

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Condition: B+

A nice impression with one small spot in image at top right. Cardinal directions and page number written in manuscript ink in blank margins.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $50

Closed on 2/19/2014

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