Auction 162, Lot 583

"Tuscia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Central Italy

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 13.1 inches
46.5 x 33.3 cm

This handsome map of Tuscany shows the cities of Florence, Sienna and Rome, among numerous others. The map extends to include the island of Elba. It is crisply engraved and shows forests, mountains and bridges, and is embellished with a strapwork title cartouche that incorporates the distance scale. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7200:1A.

Condition: B+

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

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 4/26/2017