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Auction 189, Lot 417

"Frisia Occidentalis", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Northern Netherlands

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

18.1 x 14.3 inches
46 x 36.3 cm
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This attractive map of Friesland and Groningen is engraved in Mercator's strong style with a moiré patterned sea that beautifully illustrates the strong currents flowing in the Waddinzee. The map is adorned with two strapwork title cartouches and Mercator's imprint at lower right. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #3900:1.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a bright, watermarked sheet with a crease adjacent to the centerfold that has been archivally reinforced on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 9/14/2022