Auction 162, Lot 607

"Cyprus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Cyprus

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 5.5 inches
18.8 x 14 cm

Reduced version of Hondius' folio map of Cyprus with insets of the Mediterranean islands; Lemnos (Stalimini), Chios, Lesbos (Mitilene), Euboia (Negroponte), Kythera (Cerigo) and Rhodes. The map is adorned with a large 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 Sparke and Samuel Cartwright. English text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8130:351.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with light toning along the edges of the sheet and one tiny chip in the right blank margin that has been repaired with archival tape.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $200

Closed on 4/26/2017