Auction 150, Lot 446

"Livonia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1623 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14.4 inches
47.8 x 36.6 cm

Beautiful map of present-day Estonia, Latvia and part of Lithuania. Fully engraved to illustrate the forests, cities and villages and embellished with a strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1710:1A.

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color and original margins. There is light, scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/17/2014