Auction 154, Lot 484

"Lotharingia Ducatus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern France

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.7 x 14.3 inches
47.5 x 36.3 cm

A densely engraved map of the northern portion of Lorraine with copious detail. The map is fully engraved to depict the forests and mountains and major cities are shown as tiny castles. The title is surrounded by a strapwork cartouche. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #4251:1A.

Condition: B

Full original color on watermarked paper with light toning, minor color offsetting, and scattered foxing.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/16/2015