Auction 160, Lot 559

"Bohemia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 13.8 inches
49.3 x 35.1 cm

This fine map of Bohemia is centered on Prague. It is boldly engraved in Mercator's style with mountains, forests and hundreds of tiny villages. Two strapwork cartouches at bottom hold the title and distance scale. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #2850:1A.

Condition: B

Full original color with heavy toning and some color offsetting.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 11/16/2016