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Auction 168, Lot 416

"Romani Imperii Imago", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Europe & Middle East

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 5.9 inches
19.1 x 15 cm

Superb map of the Roman Empire covering most of Europe, Northern Africa, and the Near and Middle East. The map is richly decorated with two strapwork cartouches and two containing portraits. The cartouche in the lower section of the map contains a brief account of Roman dominion. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1050H:351.

Condition: B+

A sharp impression with minor toning, a few small damp stains along the edges of the sheet, and a professionally repaired chip at bottom right with a tiny amount of the border replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/6/2018