Catalog Archive
Auction 183, Lot 348

"Suecia et Norvegia cum Confinijs", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Scandinavia

Period: 1607 (circa)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.7 x 14.3 inches
47.5 x 36.3 cm
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This fine map of Norway, Sweden, and Finland depicts rivers and mountains and names numerous cities. It is based on Mercator's fifteen-sheet map of Europe dated 1554, which was revised in 1572. Mercator's map became the standard model of Scandinavia for most subsequent maps of the area. The map is adorned with a handsome strapwork cartouche and a stippled sea. Latin text on verso, published in 1607-08.

References: Ginsberg #34.0; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1210:1A.

Condition: A

A dark impression with full contemporary color and minor printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/9/2021