Auction 171, Lot 535

"Lacus Lemanus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Lake Geneva, Switzerland

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 5.6 inches
19.8 x 14.2 cm

Handsome map of Lake Geneva with good detail of surrounding towns and villages. The large compass rose orients the map with north in the lower left corner. It is further decorated with a strapwork title cartouche, two sailing ships and a sea monster in the lake. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #4985:351.

Condition: A

A nice impression with light toning and a few minor damp stains along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/6/2019