"Germania", Mercator, Gerard
Period: 1609 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.4 x 14.2 inches
49.3 x 36.1 cm
Beautifully engraved map of all of Germany and extending to show portions of Holland, Poland, Switzerland, and Hungary. Filled with hundreds of place names, mountains, forest, rivers, and more. Boldly engraved title cartouche with a large eagle. Seas are stipple engraved adorned with a ship with unfurled sails and flags.
References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #2000:1A.
Good impression and original full coloring on a thick sheet of hand laid paper with full margins. Scattered foxing or toning, more in margins. Centerfold cleanly split, 3/4 through sheet, with archival tape on verso.