"Lombardiae Alpestris pars Occidentalis cum Valesia", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Northern Italy
Period: 1623 (published)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…
Color: Hand Color
17.9 x 14.1 inches
45.5 x 35.8 cm
Handsome map of the mountainous Lombardy region of northern Italy and portions of southern Switzerland with the glacial lakes of Maggiore, Lugaro and Como roughly in the center and Lake Geneva to the left. The map is simply ornamented with a strapwork title cartouche and a block-style distance scale. Latin text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7011:1.
A nice impression with attractive color, light toning, and a few small worm holes. There is faint scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins.