Auction 142, Lot 549

"Walachia Servia, Bulgaria, Romania", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.5 x 13.5 inches
47 x 34.3 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 a strapwork title cartouche and a unique block-style distance scale in the opposite corner. French text on verso.

References:

Condition: A

Wide, original margins with a few minor spots. The right and left-hand sheet edges have been backed with tissue to close several tiny tears.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/28/2012

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