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Auction 191, Lot 550

"Marca Brandenburgensis & Pomerania", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Northeastern Germany & Northwestern Poland

Period: 1623 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

18.7 x 13.9 inches
47.5 x 35.3 cm
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This handsome map is approximately centered on Berlin, showing portions of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, and northwestern Poland. The map extends west to Schwerin, south to Wittenberg (Magdeburg), and east to Koszalin, Poland. Dozens of towns are depicted as miniature castles. The map is adorned with two strapwork cartouches and a stippled sea. This is the first state. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #2170:1A.1.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with minor marginal foxing.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/8/2023