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Auction 156, Lot 534

"Russia cum Confinijs", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Eastern Europe

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.7 x 13.9 inches
47.5 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.

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

Condition: B+

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

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $325

Closed on 2/17/2016