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Auction 182, Lot 531

"Bavaria Ducatus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Southeastern Germany

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.7 x 14.4 inches
47.5 x 36.6 cm
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Handsome map of the Duchy of Bavaria extending from the Danube River in the north to Innsbruck, Austria in the south, and to Passau, Germany and Salzburg, Austria in the east. Fully engraved to show mountains, rivers, forests, cities and villages and embellished with a strapwork title cartouche. Munchen, Augsburg, Regensburg, and Ingolstadt are also located. This is the first state, with French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #2660:1A.

Condition: B+

Light toning with minor foxing.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 4/28/2021