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