Auction 160, Lot 564

"Hungaria", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Hungary

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.7 x 14.6 inches
45 x 37.1 cm

Budapest is at the heart of this handsome map, with the Danube River flowing diagonally through the map. It covers most of present day Hungary, but also includes a bit of Austria with Vienna in the upper left corner. Richly engraved with mountains, cities and forests and a strapwork title cartouche. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #2800:1A.1.

Condition: B+

Full original color with light color offsetting and minor toning.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/16/2016

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