Auction 115, Lot 574

"Sclavonia, Croatia, Bosnia cum Dalmatiae Parte", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1695 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18 x 14 inches
45.7 x 35.6 cm

Nice map of the Eastern Balkans depicts the political divisions of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia and Dalmatia. The area extends to just include Belgrade, detailing the course of the Danube, Sava, and Drava Rivers. Decorated with three coats of arms, garland-draped strapwork title cartouche, stipple engraved sea and scroll lettering. Blank verso. On a huge 26" x 22" sheet.

References:

Condition: B

Some marginal spots at left and right. Map has been folded horizontally with folds and splits now closed on verso with archival tape. The wide margin edges are toned resulting in short tears and chips.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/21/2006

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