Auction 173, Lot 308

"Lithuania", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Eastern Europe, Lithuania

Period: 1634 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

17.3 x 14.7 inches
43.9 x 37.3 cm

This is an early map of Lithuania and a portion of Poland and present-day Belarus from the Baltic Sea down to the juncture of the Bog and Dnieper Rivers. The map is detailed with pictorial illustrations of forests and cities, and adorned with a strapwork cartouche. Dutch text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1730:1A.

Condition: B

Contemporary color that has been partially refreshed with light toning and some show-through of text on verso. There are damp stains along the edges of the sheet and a tear in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $550

Closed on 6/5/2019