Catalog Archive
Auction 132, Lot 532

"Walachia, Servia, Bulgaria, Romania", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1630 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 13.6 inches
47.2 x 34.5 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 and are the focal point. It is adorned with strapwork title cartouche and a unique block style distance scale in the opposite corner. French text on verso.


Condition: B+

Attractive old color with minor show-through on text on verso. There are a couple repairs on centerfold with archival framer's tape, and a few short edge tears, well away from the map.

Estimate: $375 - $450


Closed on 6/2/2010