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Auction 179, Lot 553

"Marca Brandenburgensis & Pomerania", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Germany & Poland

Period: 1627 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 13.8 inches
47.2 x 35.1 cm
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This handsome map is approximately centered on Berlin, showing portions of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, and northwestern Poland. The map extends west to Schwerin, south to Wittenberg (Magdeburg), and east to Koszalin, Poland. Dozens of towns are depicted as miniature castles. The map is adorned with two strapwork cartouches and a stippled sea. This is the second state with Hondius' imprint added at bottom right. French text on verso, published in either 1628 or 1633.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #2170:1A.2.

Condition: B+

Contemporary color with some light offsetting and a small abrasion near the center.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/16/2020