Auction 151, Lot 567

"Tarvisina Marchia et Tirolis Comitatus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northeastern Italy

Period: 1623 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

17.3 x 14.2 inches
43.9 x 36.1 cm

This copper-engraved map of northeastern Italy shows the Veneto and Trentino Alio Adige regions, as well as a portion of the Lombardia region. The map is centered approximately on Lake Garda, and extends west to Bergamo, south to Ferrara, and north past Bolzano. The map is filled with details of cities, rivers, and mountains, and is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7012:1.1.

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color and marginal soiling. There are two short worm tracks along the centerfold that have been professionally repaired with a minute amount of image replaced in facsimile, as well as centerfold separations in top and bottom blank margins that have also been professionally repaired..

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/19/2014