Auction 154, Lot 531

"Das Wiflispurgergou", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Southwestern Switzerland

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.9 x 14.3 inches
48 x 36.3 cm

The southwestern part of Switzerland is the focus of this detailed map showing Geneva, Lake Geneva, Lake Neuchatel, Lake Biel, Bern, Freiburg, and Lake Thuner. It is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche and a ship sailing in Lake Geneva. This is Mercator's first map of the region, which was updated in 1636. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #4920:1A.1.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with full original color, minor color offsetting, and light toning. There is light scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/16/2015