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Auction 166, Lot 2

"Gerardi Mercatoris Rupelmundani Effigiem...", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Frontispiece, Portrait

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Theatri Geographiae Veteris...

Color: Black & White

5.9 x 7.8 inches
15 x 19.8 cm
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This portrait of Gerard Mercator holding a globe was engraved by Frans Hogenberg in 1574. The portrait was included in Petrus Bertius' edition of Theatri Geographiae Veteris, which contained the maps from Mercator's edition of Ptolemy.


Condition: B

Moderate toning with a few spots of foxing.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/14/2018