Auction 153, Lot 492

"Burgundiae Comitatus, Franche Comte", Hondius/Jansson

Subject: Central France

Period: 1633 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris et I. Hondii Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 14.9 inches
49.8 x 37.8 cm

This handsome map focuses on Franche-Comte of Burgundy with the bordering region of Switzerland including Geneva. The map is centered on the capital Besacon and is oriented with north to the right. It is filled with graphic illustrations of the rivers, mountains, forests, fortifications, and cities. Embellished with strapwork title and scales cartouches. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #4880:1B.1.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with minor show-through of text on verso. There are professional repairs to several tears that enter 1/2" to 1" into map and to chips in each of the corners, with loss of a small amount of border at bottom left.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $60

Closed on 5/20/2015