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Auction 190, Lot 393

"Leodiensis Dioecesis Typus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Eastern Belgium

Period: 1606 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 13 inches
48.8 x 33 cm
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This handsome, boldly engraved map of the Meuse River valley includes Namur and Liege, with north oriented to the left. Exquisitely engraved, it has an elaborate cartouche and scale of miles and numerous forests throughout. Engraved by Baptista van Doeticum. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #3360:1A.

Condition: A

A dark impression with a couple of tiny spots in the bottom border and an archivally repaired chip at bottom center. Narrow (but adequate) right margin, apparently as issued.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/16/2022