Auction 169, Lot 583

"Italia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Italy

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.8 inches
18.5 x 14.7 cm

A handsome small map of Italy, including the islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily. The map is adorned with strapwork title and distance scale cartouches, a sailing ship and a sea monster in the moiré patterned sea. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7000:351.

Condition: B+

Light toning with an impression that is a bit weak at right.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/12/2018