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Auction 180, Lot 535

"Russia cum Confinijs", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Eastern Europe

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14 inches
47.8 x 35.6 cm
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This beautiful map covers Russia, Scandinavia, Poland and the Baltic States with pictorial indications of topography and forests. A large inset details the countryside northwest of Moscow. The map is beautifully engraved in Mercator's distinctive style with stippled seas and a strapwork cartouche. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1800:1A.

Condition: B+

Light toning with minor foxing on paper with a small coat of arms watermark. There is a small repaired chip along the centerfold at bottom.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/18/2020