Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 747

"Mare Mediterraneum, exhibins oras Hispaniae, Galliae, Italiae, Mare Hadriaticum, Archipeligus, Natoliam, Aegyptum…", Valck, Gerard and Leonard

Subject: Mediterranean

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

45.5 x 19 inches
115.6 x 48.3 cm

Striking, large map of the Mediterranean on two joined sheets. The map describes the entire Mediterranean in great detail. A portion of the Black Sea is noted and detailed as well. This map is filled with minute detail, and the islands of Cyprus, Crete, Morea, Sicily, Malta, Sardinia and Corsica are very well described. A very unusual and quite engrossing map.


Condition: B

Original color and nice impression. Repaired tear in upper left margin, 1.5 inches into map. Some irregular toning and some soft creases at the edges. Verdigris oxidation on Ibiza has caused a small spot of loss.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $950

Closed on 3/6/2007