Catalog Archive
Auction 156, Lot 577

"Romandiola cum Parmensi Ducatu", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Italy

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

17.2 x 14.1 inches
43.7 x 35.8 cm

This lovely map of the Emilia-Romagna region exhibits fine topographical detail and scores of place names, including Florence, Pisa, Bologna, Ferrara, and Cremona. The map is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche and a distance scale topped with measuring dividers. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7014:1.

Condition: B

A nice impression with full original color and moderate color offsetting and toning. There is light scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $190


Closed on 2/17/2016