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Auction 178, Lot 321

"Belgii Inferioris Descriptio Emendata cum Circumiacentium Regionu Confinijs...", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Low Countries

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

18 x 14 inches
45.7 x 35.6 cm
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This is the first of Mercator's maps of this historic region based on the cartography of Ortelius. The map is decorated with two superb cartouches and a galleon sailing in the North Sea. This is the second state with the northern parts of Friesland adn Groningen extended into the top border. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #3000H:1A.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with professional repairs to a short, clean cut in the image adjacent to the centerfold and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 6/10/2020