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Auction 172, Lot 495

"Lacus Lemanus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Lake Geneva, Switzerland

Period: 1613 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 5.5 inches
19.8 x 14 cm
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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. French text on verso.

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

Condition: A

Light toning along the edges of the sheet and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 4/17/2019