Auction 97, Lot 17

"Designatio Orbis Christiani", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: World

Period: 1607-21 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 5.8 inches
19.1 x 14.7 cm

This is the second world map in the Mercator-Hondius Atlas Minor. It is on a planispherical projection and uses symbols (identified in the key at bottom) to designate those areas of the world that are Christian, Moslem, and pagan. It is thus one of the first thematic maps.

References: Shirley #260.

Condition: B

Extensive paper restoration including nearly complete remargining with some facsimile of neatlines. Backed with Japanese tissue.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/5/2001