Auction 153, Lot 551

"Transylvania", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Romania

Period: 1613 (circa)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

17 x 13.4 inches
43.2 x 34 cm

Decorative map of the historic region of Transylvania in present-day Romania. Fully engraved, it depicts cities, towns, mountain ranges, forests and rivers and is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche that incorporates the distance scale. Latin text on verso, published between 1613-22.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7700:1A.1.

Condition: B+

Attractive old color with wide, original margins. There is light toning, scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins, and a few faint creases. There are several tiny chips and tears along the edges of the sheet, far from image.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $90

Closed on 5/20/2015