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Auction 152, Lot 492

"[Untitled - Map of Northern Switzerland]", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Switzerland

Period: 1623 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14.1 inches
47.8 x 35.8 cm
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Handsome map of northern Switzerland with Basil and Zurich located. Miniature castle icons locate the larger towns with small villages indicated by small circles. The mountains are graphically illustrated. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #4910:1A.1.

Condition: B+

Nice impression and color with a small abrasion, minor soiling, and a professionally repaired centerfold separation that enters 5" into map at top. A couple of short tears in the top blank margin have been repaired with old paper on verso, not affecting image.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/18/2015