Auction 149, Lot 549

"Macedonia Epirus et Achaia", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Northern Greece

Period: 1628 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

17.1 x 14.1 inches
43.4 x 35.8 cm

This finely engraved map set the standard for maps of the region for most of the 17th century. It is based largely on the work of Jacopo Gastaldi. The map covers northern Greece to the Gulf of Cataro, including the island of Corfu. The strapwork title cartouche is topped by a skull. French text on verso, published between 1628-1633.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7830:1.1; Zacharakis #1448.

Condition: B

A nice impression with some extraneous creases and tissue repairs along the centerfold.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 5/21/2014