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Auction 174, Lot 590

"Italia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Italy

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 14.6 inches
47.2 x 37.1 cm
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This fine map of Italy includes the islands of Corsica, Sardinia, and part of Sicily, as well as the western coast of Croatia. Italy is filled with towns, lakes, rivers and mountains. The map features a sailing ship, a sea monster, navigator's dividers over the distance scale, and a decorative strapwork cartouche with a wind head. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7000:1A.

Condition: A

A bright sheet with minor professional repairs along the centerfold.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/11/2019