Auction 149, Lot 519

"Polonia", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Poland

Period: 1639-44 (published)

Publication: Nouveau Theatre du Monde

Color: Hand Color

17.9 x 13.5 inches
45.5 x 34.3 cm

This handsome map depicts most of present-day Poland and a portion of the Czech Republic. The map is fully engraved to show cities, towns, villages, rivers, and mountains. Among the major cities to appear are Warsaw (Warzonia), Krakow (Craconia, and Wroclaw (Breslaw). Silesia is clearly outlined and labeled. Mercator's name has been erased and a new title cartouche was added for this edition. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1900:1A.2:1:412.

Condition: B+

Light soiling and show-through of text on verso. Symmetrical worm tracks on both sides of the centerfold in the top blank margin have been infilled.

Estimate: $275 - $375

Sold for: $350

Closed on 5/21/2014