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Auction 167, Lot 317


"Moscovia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Western Russia

Period: 1635 (published)

Publication: Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

6.8 x 5.2 inches
17.3 x 13.2 cm

Handsome map of western Russia with Moscow (Moscowia) depicted at lower right and Novgorod (Nouogardia) at top left. Fully engraved to show forests, rivers, lakes and cities and adorned with decorative title and scale cartouches. This example appeared in 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. English text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1810:351.

Condition: A

A nice impression with light toning along the edges of the sheet and a few minor chips and tears along along the edges.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 3/28/2018