Auction 169, Lot 494

"Provincia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Southern France

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.3 inches
18.5 x 13.5 cm

This charming little map of Provence in southern France depicting the topography and cities of the region, including Avignon, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, and Marseille. The Rhone and Durance Rivers are well mapped, noting even the marshy area at the mouth of the Rhone. The map is adorned with two decorative strapwork cartouches and a sea monster. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #4700:351.

Condition: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with light toning along the edges of the sheet. There are two small worm holes and a couple of small stains, all confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/12/2018