Catalog Archive
Auction 156, Lot 546

"Transylvania", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Romania

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

16.9 x 13.3 inches
42.9 x 33.8 cm

Decorative map of the historic region of Transylvania in present-day Romania. Fully engraved, it depicts cities, towns, mountain ranges, forests and rivers and is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche that incorporates the distance scale. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7700:1A.1.

Condition: B+

Full original color on watermarked paper with light toning and minor creasing along the centerfold.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $160

Closed on 2/17/2016