Auction 154, Lot 468

"Fionia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Funen (Fyn)

Period: 1623 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

16 x 14.1 inches
40.6 x 35.8 cm

Fine early map of Fyn and the surrounding islands with great detail of the cities and even tiny villages. The sea is stipple engraved and the map is embellished with a strapwork title cartouche and Mercator's characteristic calligraphy. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1530:1A.1.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color, light toning, and damp stains confined to the bottom blank margin. There is one short tear in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/16/2015