Auction 136, Lot 589

"Taurica Chersonesus Nostra aetate Przecopsca et Gazara dicitur", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Ukraine

Period: 1595 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

15.6 x 12.2 inches
39.6 x 31 cm

Mercator's fine map of the region north of the Black sea encompasses the Crimea and the southern steppes of Ukraine. This map served as the basis of most other cartographer's depictions of the region throughout the seventeenth century. Latin text on verso.

References: Vavrichin et al, p. 140-41.

Condition: B+

Strong original color and wide original margins on watermarked paper, with a small crack in Asia pars (lower right-hand corner).

Estimate: $425 - $500


Closed on 6/1/2011