Auction 162, Lot 524

"Moravia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

17.1 x 13.2 inches
43.4 x 33.5 cm

A handsome map of the historic Moravia region of the Czech Republic that includes the cities of Olomouc (Olmuntz) and Brno (Brin). Finely engraved with mountains, forests and even the smallest villages, it is decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #2870:1A.1.

Condition: B

Full original color with light toning, moderate color offsetting, and a light crease adjacent to the centerfold. There is some staining in the blank margins and a tiny tear along the bottom edge of the sheet.

Estimate: $160 - $190


Closed on 4/26/2017