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