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Auction 174, Lot 692

"Tartaria", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1613 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 5.5 inches
18.8 x 14 cm
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This handsome small map depicts the northern region of Asia fully engraved with mountains, forests, and towns. It includes part of China and the island form of Korea. The Anian Fretium separates Asia from Americae Pars. The map features a strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches. French text on verso.

References: Moreland & Bannister, p. 98; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8050:351.

Condition: A

A dark impression with light toning along the edges of the sheet and a couple of faint damp stains also confined to the edges. The alternate title and page number were printed within the image at top.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 9/11/2019