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Auction 115, Lot 579

"Nova Totius Graeciae descriptio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Greece

Period: 1648 (circa)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas…

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14.5 inches
47.8 x 36.8 cm

Fine new map of Greece and her islands designed by Jansson for later editions of Mercator's Atlas. Engraved in Mercator's style with a moiré patterned sea and elegant calligraphy and embellished with a sailing ship and strapwork title cartouche.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #7800:1.2.

Condition: B

Repair of a 3" tear into map near top centerfold.

Estimate: $550 - $650


Closed on 6/21/2006