Catalog Archive
Auction 164, Lot 594

"Brescia Episcopatus Mediolanu Ducatus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Italy

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14.7 inches
47.8 x 37.3 cm

This map of the Lombardy region locates hundreds of small towns around Milan and Brescia. The extensive system of rivers in the area is well depicted, and Lake Como and Lake Garda are prominently depicted. The map is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche that incorporates the distance scale. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7140:1A.

Condition: B

Full original color with moderate toning, light offsetting, and a few spots of foxing. There is one tiny tear in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/13/2017