Auction 162, Lot 573

"Lombardiae Alpestris pars Occidentalis cum Valesia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Italy

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

17.8 x 14.1 inches
45.2 x 35.8 cm

Handsome map of the mountainous Lombardy region of northern Italy and portions of southern Switzerland with the glacial lakes of Maggiore, Lugaro and Como roughly in the center and Lake Geneva to the left. The map is simply ornamented with a strapwork title cartouche and a block-style distance scale. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7011:1.

Condition: B+

Full original color with light toning, some color offsetting, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $80

Closed on 4/26/2017