Auction 169, Lot 531

"Polonia et Silesia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Poland

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7 x 5.6 inches
17.8 x 14.2 cm

This charming map depicts most of present-day Poland. The map is fully engraved to show cities, towns, villages, rivers and mountains. The strapwork title cartouche incorporates a distance scale. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1900:351.

Condition: A

The impression is a bit weak at far right, and there is show-through of text on verso with light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/12/2018