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Auction 123, Lot 604

"Walachia, Servia, Bulgaria, Romania", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1636 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 13.5 inches
47 x 34.3 cm

This attractive map of the Eastern Balkans is centered on Bulgaria and includes the Bosphorus and Constantinople. The Danube and its tributaries flow across the map. Strapwork title cartouche decorates. French text on verso.


Condition: B+

A sound sheet with faded original color and a good impression. The map has a little irregular toning, and the centerfold has been professionally reinforced with cast paper. Short tear in right margin, not affecting the map. Margins trimmed but still ample.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/20/2008