"Karte des Mittellaendischen Meers", Schraembl, Franz Anton
Period: 1787 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
26 x 12.5 inches
66 x 31.8 cm
This is a scarce Austrian issue of Bonne's superb marine chart of the whole Mediterranean Sea. A unique compass rose orients the map and it is embellished with a great cartouche featuring a mermaid figurehead on the prow of a storm tossed ship.
Sharp impression and extremely wide original margins. There is a small rust spot in the bottom margin, well away from the map.