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Auction 153, Lot 521

"Holsatia Ducatus", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Northern Germany

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 13.9 inches
47.8 x 35.3 cm

A fine map of Holstein including the city of Hamburg (here Hamborch). The map is fully engraved with forests, rivers, lakes and hundreds of villages. The map is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche and a moiré patterned sea. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1660:1A.

Condition: A

Attractive color on watermarked paper with light printer's ink residue and a professionally repaired centerfold separation that enters 1/2" into map at top. The text on verso is printed upside down.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/20/2015