Auction 159, Lot 496

"Moravia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1623 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

17.1 x 13.3 inches
43.4 x 33.8 cm

A handsome map of the historic Moravia region of the Czech Republic that includes the cities of Olomouc (Olmuntz) and Brno (Brin). Finely engraved with mountains, forests and even the smallest villages, it is decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #2870:1A.1.

Condition: B+

There is light toning along the centerfold, a couple of minor creases that have been archivally reinforced on verso, and a damp stain in right blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/14/2016