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Auction 157, Lot 504

"Fionia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Funen (Fyn), Denmark

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

15.9 x 14.1 inches
40.4 x 35.8 cm

Fine early map of Fyn and the surrounding islands with great detail of the cities and even tiny villages. The sea is stipple engraved and the map is embellished with a strapwork title cartouche and Mercator's characteristic calligraphy. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1530:1A.1.

Condition: B

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

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $60

Closed on 5/4/2016