Auction 149, Lot 8

"[Lot of 3] Gerardus Mercator [and] Petrus Plancius [and] Petrus Bertius", Buys/Vinkeles

Subject: Portraits

Period: 1787-91 (dated)


Color: Black & White

3.5 x 5.9 inches
8.9 x 15 cm

Set of three copper engravings of these famous cartographers, from a Dutch dictionary. The oval portraits are surrounded in handsomely engraved frames with titles below. Size varies slightly.

A. Gerardus Mercator, dated 1790.

B. Petrus Plancius, dated 1791.

C. Petrus Bertius, dated 1787.


Condition: A

Fine impressions on clean, bright sheets that are slightly cockled. There are two printer's creases in blank margins on Mercator engraving.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 5/21/2014