Auction 156, Lot 486

"Aquitania Australis Regnu Arelatense cum Consinijs", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Southern France

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.4 x 14 inches
46.7 x 35.6 cm

An attractive map of southern France, embellished with two fine strapwork cartouches. The map extends north to La Rochelle on the western coast and Nevers in the interior. Lake Geneva in Switzerland and parts of northern Spain are also shown. The map is filled with tiny towns, rivers, and mountain ranges. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #4002:1.

Condition: B+

Full original color on watermarked paper with very light toning and minor foxing confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $70

Closed on 2/17/2016

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