Catalog Archive
Auction 157, Lot 495

"Suecia et Norvegia cum Confinijs", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Scandinavia

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14.3 inches
47.8 x 36.3 cm

This fine map of Norway, Sweden and Finland depicts rivers and mountains and names numerous cities. The map is based on Mercator's fifteen-sheet map of Europe dated 1554, which was revised in 1572. Mercator's map became the standard map of Scandinavia for most subsequent maps of the area. The map is adorned with a handsome strapwork cartouche and a stippled sea. French text on verso.

References: Ginsberg #34.0; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1210:1A.

Condition: B

A crisp impression and full original color on watermarked paper with moderate toning.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/4/2016