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Auction 157, Lot 538

"[Argow]", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Central Switzerland

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.7 x 14.3 inches
47.5 x 36.3 cm
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Handsome map of central Switzerland with Bern and Lucerne located. Icons locate the larger towns with small villages indicated by small circles. The mountains are graphically illustrated. This is the first of three plates that were created for Mercator's Atlas. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #4930:1A.1.

Condition: B

A crisp impression with original color on watermarked paper. There is moderate toning and light foxing.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 5/4/2016