Auction 160, Lot 497

"Suecia et Norvegia cum Confinijs", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Scandinavia

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.9 x 14.3 inches
48 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

Full original color on watermarked paper with moderate toning and light scattered foxing.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $210

Closed on 11/16/2016