"Das Wiflispurgergou", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Southwestern Switzerland
Period: 1631 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Black & White
7.3 x 5.6 inches
18.5 x 14.2 cm
The southwestern part of Switzerland is the focus of this detailed map showing Geneva, Lake Geneva, Lake Neuchatel, Lake Biel, Bern, Freiburg, and Lake Thuner. It is decorated with a picture frame and garland title cartouche. This is Mercator's first map of the region, which was updated in 1636. German text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #4920:351.1
A dark impression with a faint dampstain that just enters the border at top and minor soiling. A single worm track is confined to the bottom blank margin.