Auction 154, Lot 577

"Tuscia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 13.1 inches
46.5 x 33.3 cm

This handsome map of Tuscany shows the cities of Florence, Sienna and Rome, among numerous others. The map extends to include the island of Elba. It is crisply engraved and shows forests, mountains and bridges, and is embellished with a strapwork title cartouche that incorporates the distance scale. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7200:1A.

Condition: B+

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

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/16/2015