Auction 162, Lot 543

"Lithuania", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Eastern Europe, Lithuania & Belarus

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.1 x 5.3 inches
18 x 13.5 cm

Charming small map covering the region of Lithuania and present-day Belarus. Finely engraved to show cities, villages, rivers and forests and decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. 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) #1730:351.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with one small rust spot in the map and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $130

Closed on 4/26/2017

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