Auction 150, Lot 489

"Polonia et Silesia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Poland

Period: 1623 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.1 x 13.6 inches
46 x 34.5 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. The map is adorned with a decorative title cartouche. Latin text on verso.

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

Condition: B+

A nice impression with very light toning and scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins. A centerfold separation in bottom blank margin has been repaired with old paper on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/17/2014