Auction 162, Lot 510

"Palatinatus Rheni", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Western Germany

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

16.6 x 13.3 inches
42.2 x 33.8 cm

This map depicts the southern portion of present-day Rhineland-Palatinate, extending from Mainz in the north to Pforzheim in the south, and from Saarbrucken in the west to Heilbronn in the east. There is good detail of hundreds of tiny town, and the Rhine River flows diagonally through the map. Adorned with a strapwork cartouche. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #2500:1A.

Condition: B+

Full original color with light printer's ink residue, minor toning, and one tiny hole that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 4/26/2017