Auction 149, Lot 542

"Walachia Servia, Bulgaria, Romania", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Eastern Balkans

Period: 1628 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 13.7 inches
47 x 34.8 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, published between 1628-33.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7602:1.1.

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with full margins and a few minor extraneous creases.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/21/2014