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Auction 152, Lot 480

"Marca Brandenburgensis & Pomerania", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Northern Germany & Northwestern Poland

Period: 1595 (circa)

Publication: Tabulae Geographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 13.8 inches
47.2 x 35.1 cm
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This handsome map is approximately centered on Berlin, showing portions of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, and northwestern Poland. The map extends west to Schwerin, south to Magdeburg (here called Wittenberg), and east to Koszalin, Poland. Dozens of towns are depicted as miniature castles. The map is adorned with two strapwork cartouches and a stippled sea. Latin text on verso, published between 1585-95. This is the rare first edition of this map.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #2170:1A.1.

Condition: A

An early impression with attractive color, light printer's ink residue, and marginal soiling. There are professionally repaired centerfold separations confined to top and bottom blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/18/2015