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Auction 164, Lot 586

"[Lot of 5] Italia [and] Latium nunc Campagna di Roma [and] Marcha Anconitana cum Spoletano Ducatu [and] Abruzzo et Terra di Lovoro [and] Puglia Piana, Terra di Barri Otratto ete", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Italy

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.7 inches
18.5 x 14.5 cm

This matching set of maps comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. Included are a map of Italy and four regional maps, each adorned with decorative title and distance scale cartouches and a moiré patterned sea. English text on verso. Sizes vary slightly.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7000:351, 7350:351, 7310:351, 7401:351, & 7402:351.

Condition: A

Crisp impressions with light toning along the edges of the sheets. The map of Italy has a couple of printer's creases, a couple of tiny holes adjacent to the title cartouche caused by a paper flaw, and a short marginal tear that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/13/2017