Auction 134, Lot 572

"Karte des Mittellaendischen Meers", Schraembl, Franz Anton

Subject: Mediterranean

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.


Condition: A+

Sharp impression and extremely wide original margins. There is a small rust spot in the bottom margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $350

Closed on 12/1/2010