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