Auction 162, Lot 459

"Livonia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 14.3 inches
47.2 x 36.3 cm

Beautiful map of present-day Estonia, Latvia and part of Lithuania. Fully engraved to illustrate the forests, cities and villages and embellished with a strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1710:1A.

Condition: B+

Full original color on watermarked paper with light toning and some color offsetting.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 4/26/2017