Auction 169, Lot 665

"Tartaria", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 5.5 inches
18.8 x 14 cm

This handsome small map depicts the northern region of Asia fully engraved with mountains, forests, and towns. It includes part of China and the island form of Korea. The Anian Fretium separates Asia from Americae Pars. The map features a strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches. Latin text on verso.

References: Moreland & Bannister, p. 98; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8050:351.

Condition: A

A sharp impression with light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $160 - $190


Closed on 9/12/2018