Auction 170, Lot 497

"Britania et Normadia cum Confinijs", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northwestern France

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.3 inches
18.5 x 13.5 cm

Charming map of Brittany and Normandy filled with details of the topography, cities and villages. The map follows the coastline of France from Dieppe in the north to La Rochelle in the south, and east as far as Paris. The English Channel is also shown with the southern coast of England. Embellished with a strapwork title cartouche that incorporates a distance scale. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #4001:351.

Condition: A

A nice impression with minor toning, a small worm hole in the blank margin at top, and a few small damp stains in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 11/14/2018