Auction 162, Lot 572

"Brescia Episcopatus Mediolanu Ducatus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Italy

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14.7 inches
47.8 x 37.3 cm

This map of the Lombardy region locates hundreds of small towns around Milan and Brescia. The extensive system of rivers in the area is well depicted, and Lake Como and Lake Garda are prominently depicted. The map is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche that incorporates the distance scale. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7140:1A.

Condition: B+

Original color with light toning, a few spots of foxing, and some color offsetting.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 4/26/2017