"Marca Brandenburgensis & Pomerania", Mercator, Gerard
Subject: Northern Germany & Northwestern Poland
Period: 1595 (circa)
Publication: Tabulae Geographicae
Color: Hand Color
18.6 x 13.8 inches
47.2 x 35.1 cm
This handsome map is approximately centered on Berlin, showing portions of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, and northwestern Poland. The map extends west to Schwerin, south to Magdeburg (here called Wittenberg), and east to Koszalin, Poland. Dozens of towns are depicted as miniature castles. The map is adorned with two strapwork cartouches and a stippled sea. Latin text on verso, published between 1585-95. This is the rare first edition of this map.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #2170:1A.1.
An early impression with attractive color, light printer's ink residue, and marginal soiling. There are professionally repaired centerfold separations confined to top and bottom blank margins.