Auction 150, Lot 535

"Nova Totius Graeciae Descriptio", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Greece

Period: 1638 (published)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.5 x 14.3 inches
47 x 36.3 cm

Fine new map of Greece and her islands designed by Jansson for later editions of Mercator's Atlas. Engraved in Mercator's style with a moiré patterned sea and elegant calligraphy and embellished with a sailing ship and strapwork title cartouche. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7800:1.2; Zacharakis #1329.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with an archivally repaired tear that enters 3" into map at top near centerfold, a printer's crease adjacent to centerfold at bottom, and a tiny hole in border at right.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/17/2014

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