Auction 171, Lot 469

"Livonia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1607 (circa)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 14.4 inches
47.2 x 36.6 cm

This is a beautiful map of present-day Estonia, Latvia, and part of Lithuania. It is fully engraved to illustrate the forests, cities, and villages, and is embellished with a strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles. Latin text on verso, published in 1607-08.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1710:1A.

Condition: B+

Full contemporary color with light printer's ink residue, minor toning that is more prominent along the centerfold at bottom, a couple small spots, and a very short centerfold split in the middle that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/6/2019