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Auction 179, Lot 576

"Das Wiflispurgergou", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Southwestern Switzerland

Period: 1585 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 14.1 inches
47.2 x 35.8 cm
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The southwestern part of Switzerland is the focus of this detailed map showing Geneva, Lake Geneva, Lake Neuchatel, Lake Biel, Bern, Freiburg, and Lake Thuner. It is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche and a ship sailing in Lake Geneva. This is Mercator's first map of the region, which was updated in 1636. Latin text on verso, published between 1585-95 in either Mercator's Tabulae Geographicae or his heirs Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi...

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #4920:1A.1.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with two pairs of small worm holes at the bottom of the centerfold as well as light toning along the centerfold.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/16/2020