Auction 162, Lot 500

"Germania", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Central Europe, Germany

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

7.7 x 5.7 inches
19.6 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 sea monster. From the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. English text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #2000:351.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with a couple of minor creases and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $50

Closed on 4/26/2017