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Auction 168, Lot 520

"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
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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

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $90 - $120


Closed on 6/6/2018