Auction 116, Lot 619

"Taurica Chersonesus Nostra aetate Przecopsca et Garzara dicitur", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Ukraine

Period: 1595 (circa)


Color: Black & White

15.7 x 12.3 inches
39.9 x 31.2 cm

Mercator's fine map of the region north of the Black Sea encompassing the Crimea and the southern steppes of Ukraine. This map served as the basis of most other cartographer's depictions of the region throughout the seventeenth century. It is boldly engraved in Mercator's unique style. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #1890:1A.1.

Condition: B

Mostly very good with a sharp impression and wide original margins. A couple of small spots in map and some offsetting that erases easily.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/20/2006