Auction 140, Lot 652

"Graecia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Greece

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Historia Mundi…

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.6 inches
18.5 x 14.2 cm

This charming little map of Greece and the Aegean Sea is based on Mercator's folio map, and spans north to Albania, Macedonia and the Dardanelles. The map is filled with place names and topographical features, and is adorned with a decorative strapwork cartouche. English text on verso. The Historia Mundi was published by Thomas Cotes, W. Saltonstall, and Michael Sparke of London in 1635, and reissued in 1637 and 1639. The maps were printed from the 1607 plates from the Atlas Minor.

References: Zacharakis #1457(b).

Condition: A

A hint of toning and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 5/23/2012