Auction 150, Lot 544

"Tuscia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1623 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.4 x 13.1 inches
46.7 x 33.3 cm

This handsome map of Tuscany shows the cities of Florence, Sienna and Rome, among numerous others. The map extends to include the island of Elba. It is crisply engraved and shows forests, mountains and bridges, and is embellished with a strapwork title cartouche that incorporates the distance scale.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7200:1A.

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color and original margins. There is a soft crease adjacent to centerfold and two tiny pin holes near the center of the map.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/17/2014