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Auction 161, Lot 485

"Europa, ad Magnae Europae Gerardi Mercatoris P. Imitationem, Rumoldi Mercatoris F. cura Edita...", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Europe

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 15.1 inches
47 x 38.4 cm
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A beautiful map in Mercator's strong engraving style with the seas filled with waves and the land dotted with tiny cities. All of Europe is depicted, as well as Americae Pars, Greenland, Iceland, a Polar landmass, along with the mythical islands of Frisland, Drogeo, and Bradain. A large strapwork title cartouche completes the sheet. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1000:1A.

Condition: B

A nice impression with full original color, toning, a couple of tiny cracks that have been closed on verso with archival materials, and a short tear in bottom blank margin that has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $500

Closed on 2/8/2017