Auction 171, Lot 548

"Moscovia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Western Russia

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas...

Color: Black & White

6.8 x 5.2 inches
17.3 x 13.2 cm

Handsome map of western Russia with Moscow (Moscowia) depicted at lower right and Novgorod (Nouogardia) at top left. It is fully engraved to show forests, rivers, lakes, and cities, and is adorned with decorative title and scale cartouches. This example appeared in the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After acquiring the plates to the 1607 edition of the Mercator/Hondius Atlas Minor, Sparke republished the maps with text translated into English by Wye Saltonstall. English text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1810:351.

Condition: B+

There are a couple small rust spots and faint scattered mildew spots. Light toning is confined to the sheet's edges.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $50

Closed on 2/6/2019