Auction 169, Lot 539

"Argou", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Central Switzerland

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.6 x 5.5 inches
19.3 x 14 cm

A charming small map of central Switzerland showing Zurich, Lucerne and Lake Lucerne. The map depicts lakes, rivers, towns, and the mountainous topography of the region, and is adorned with a simple cartouche incorporating a distance scale. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #4930:351.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/12/2018