Auction 162, Lot 544

"Russia cum Confinijs", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northeastern Europe, Russia

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.4 inches
18.5 x 13.7 cm

Charming small map of the Russian Empire in Eastern Europe. It covers the region from Scandinavia and Poland to the Ural Mountains. It has nicely detailed pictorial topography, including forests, towns, and mountains. The map is embellished with two strapwork cartouches. 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) #1800:351.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with a couple of tiny rust spots in the image and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $75

Closed on 4/26/2017