Auction 110, Lot 524

"Transylvania", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Romania and Hungary

Period: 1609 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17 x 13.2 inches
43.2 x 33.5 cm

French edition of this beautifully engraved map depicting hills and forests, rivers and larger cities as colored miniature castles. Embellished with a decorative title cartouche and border with latitude and longitude. A very striking and boldly rendered map.

References: van der Krogt (Atlantes) #7700:1A.1.

Condition: B

Lovely, original coloring and dark impression on a full sheet with wide margins. Scattered foxing or toning, mostly in margins, lighter toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $350 - $500


Closed on 3/2/2005