Auction 150, Lot 504

"Russia cum Confinijs", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Eastern Europe

Period: 1623 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14 inches
47.8 x 35.6 cm

This beautiful map covers Russia, Scandinavia, Poland and the Baltic States with pictorial indications of topography and forests. A large inset details the countryside northwest of Moscow. The map is beautifully engraved in Mercator's distinctive style with stippled seas and a strapwork cartouche. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1800:1A.

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color and original margins. There is light, scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins, and a minor damp stain in bottom blank margin, far from map.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/17/2014