"Helvetia cum Finitimis Regionibus Confaederatis", Mercator/Hondius
Period: 1619 (published)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae
Color: Hand Color
18.6 x 13.9 inches
47.2 x 35.3 cm
This is an early, handsome map of Switzerland with two strapwork cartouches. The map presents a graphic image of the mountainous region with its many large lakes. The map plates for Mercator's Atlas were bought in 1604 by Jodocus Hondius who, with his sons, Jodocus II and Henricus, published enlarged editions that dominated the map market for the following twenty to thirty years. French text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #4900:1A.1.
Full original color on watermarked paper with moderate toning and light scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins.