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Auction 154, Lot 538

"Lithuania", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Eastern Europe

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

17.3 x 14.7 inches
43.9 x 37.3 cm

This is an early map of Lithuania and a portion of Poland and present-day Belarus from the Baltic Sea down to the juncture of the Bog and Dnieper Rivers. The map is detailed with pictorial illustrations of forests and cities, and adorned with a strapwork cartouche. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1730:1A.

Condition: B

Full original color on watermarked paper with toning, some color offsetting, and light scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/16/2015