Auction 154, Lot 494

"Poictou sive Pictaviae Descriptio", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northwestern France

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 11.4 inches
46.5 x 29 cm

Fine map of the region that includes the coastline and the cities of Nantes and Rochelle, with the Loire River valley prominently noted. Richly ornamented with two strapwork cartouches, a sailing ship, and a sea monster. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #4500:1A.

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