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Auction 164, Lot 544

"Marca Brandenburgensis & Pomerania", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Germany & Northwestern Poland

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 13.9 inches
47.8 x 35.3 cm

This handsome map is approximately centered on Berlin, showing portions of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, and northwestern Poland. The map extends west to Schwerin, south to Magdeburg (here called Wittenberg), and east to Koszalin, Poland. Dozens of towns are depicted as miniature castles. The map is adorned with two strapwork cartouches and a stippled sea. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #2170:1A.1.

Condition: B

Full original color with light toning, moderate color offsetting, and a few short tears in the blank margins that have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $160 - $190


Closed on 9/13/2017