Live auction - Lot 904

[Belgium - Flanders]

DE JODE, Gerard; TRAMEZZINO, Michele (after); MERCATOR, Gerard (after)

Exactissima Flandriae descriptio.

Antwerp, G. de Jode, [1578]

€ 800 / 1.000

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Lot description

Engr., 36,7 x 49 cm, hand-coloured (min. traces of central fold).

Hinged at upper edge. Under passe-partout.

Mercator's famous wall map from 1540, of which the only surviving copy hangs in the Museum Plantin-Moretus, here published in a smaller version by Gerard de Jode after the Rome edition by M. Tramezzino. Delicately hand-coloured copy of this rare first state with imprint, published in the 1578 "Speculum Orbis Terrarum" (leaf Nn, foliation XXXVI).
Ref. Van der Krogt [3200:32.1]. - Karrow 56/6.12.

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Lot 904

Exactissima Flandriae descriptio.

DE JODE, Gerard; TRAMEZZINO, Michele (after); MERCATOR, Gerard (after)

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