Auction 160, Lot 542

"Germania", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Central Europe, Germany

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.6 x 5.7 inches
19.3 x 14.5 cm

Nicely detailed small map of the German Empire stretching from Holland to Poland and from Switzerland to Hungary. The map is decorated with an elegant strapwork title cartouche incorporating the distance scale, as well as a sailing ship and a compass rose. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #2000:352.1.

Condition: B+

Nice impression and color on watermarked paper with minor show-through of text on verso and foxing primarily confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $55

Closed on 11/16/2016