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Auction 151, Lot 479

"Suecia et Norvegia cum Confinys", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Scandinavia

Period: 1623 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

19.1 x 14.4 inches
48.5 x 36.6 cm
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This fine map of Norway, Sweden and Finland depicts rivers and mountains and names numerous cities. The map is based on Mercator's fifteen-sheet map of Europe dated 1554, which was revised in 1572. Mercator's map became the standard map of Scandinavia for most subsequent maps of the area. The map is adorned with a handsome strapwork cartouche and a stippled sea. Latin text on verso.

References: Ginsberg #34.0; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1210:1A.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color, marginal soiling, and two professionally repaired tears that enter less than 1" into map at bottom and 2" into map at top.

Estimate: $500 - $650


Closed on 11/19/2014