Auction 122, Lot 631

"[Greece]", Honter, Jon Coronensis

Subject: Greece

Period: 1546 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
6 x 4.8 inches
15.2 x 12.2 cm

An uncommon miniature woodblock map of ancient Greece with charming pictorial topography and many placenames. The sea is filled with sea creatures; a two-tailed mermaid is shown at the top, and the sea monsters at the bottom are being ridden the mythological figures of Poseidon and Arion playing a harp.

References:

Condition: C+

The centerfold has some loss that has been reinforced with a paper repair on the verso.

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $60

Closed on 12/5/2007

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