Auction 154, Lot 571

"Italia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Italy

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 14.6 inches
47 x 37.1 cm

This fine map of Italy includes the islands of Corsica, Sardinia, and part of Sicily, as well as the western coast of Croatia. Italy is filled with towns, lakes, rivers and mountains. The map features a sailing ship, a sea monster, navigator's dividers over the distance scale, and a decorative strapwork cartouche with a wind head. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7000:1A.

Condition: B

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

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/16/2015