Auction 159, Lot 484

"Germania", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Central Europe, Germany

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.2 inches
49 x 36.1 cm

This beautifully engraved map covers Germany and the heart of Europe, extending from France and Holland to Poland, and from Switzerland to Hungary. It is filled with hundreds of place names, mountains, forest, and rivers and decorated with a sailing ship and a boldly engraved title cartouche with a large eagle. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #2000:1A.

Condition: B

Full original color on watermarked paper with light toning, several small stains, scattered foxing, and professional repairs along the centerfold.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/14/2016