Auction 162, Lot 507

"Bavaria Ducatus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Southeastern Germany

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 14.3 inches
47.2 x 36.3 cm

Handsome map of the Duchy of Bavaria extending from the Danube River in the north to Innsbruck, Austria in the south, and to Passau, Germany and Salzburg, Austria in the east. Fully engraved to show mountains, rivers, forests, cities and villages and embellished with a strapwork title cartouche. Munchen, Augsburg, Regensburg, and Ingolstadt are also located. This is the first state, with French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #2660:1A.

Condition: B+

Full original color with light toning and color offsetting.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 4/26/2017