"Nova Totius Graeciae Descriptio", Mercator/Jansson
Period: 1638 (published)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Hand Color
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.
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.