Auction 169, Lot 525

"Holsatia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Germany

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.4 inches
18.5 x 13.7 cm

A fine, small map of Holstein including the city of Hamburg (here Hamborch). The map is fully engraved with forests, rivers, lakes and hundreds of villages. The title is enclosed in a decorative strapwork cartouche, and a curious winged creature swims in the East Sea. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1660:351.

Condition: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/12/2018