Auction 154, Lot 539

"Russia cum Confinijs", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Eastern Europe

Period: 1628 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 13.9 inches
47.2 x 35.3 cm

This beautiful map covers Russia, Scandinavia, Poland and the Baltic States with pictorial indications of topography and forests. A large inset details the countryside northwest of Moscow. The map is beautifully engraved in Mercator's distinctive style with stippled seas and a strapwork cartouche. French text on verso, published between 1628-33.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1800:1A.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression on a watermarked sheet with an archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters 2.5" into map at bottom.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/16/2015