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Auction 167, Lot 349

"[Lot of 2] Corsica [on sheet with] Sardinia [and] Sicilia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Corsica, Sardinia & Sicily

Period: 1635 (published)

Publication: Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

7.1 x 5.6 inches
18 x 14.2 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. English text on verso. Sizes vary slightly.

A. Corsica [on sheet with] Sardinia. Two small maps of Corsica and Sardinia on a single sheet. Each is filled with depictions of the topography and cities and is adorned with a decorative title cartouche.

B. Sicilia. Delightful small map of Sicily filled with topographical detail and place names. A smoking Mt. Etna is depicted at right. The map is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7510:351, #7520:351, #7530:351.

Condition: A

Nice impressions on watermarked paper with light toning along the edges of the sheets and a few minor chips and tears along along the edges.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/28/2018