Period: 1613 (circa)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae
Color: Hand Color
17 x 13.4 inches
43.2 x 34 cm
Decorative map of the historic region of Transylvania in present-day Romania. Fully engraved, it depicts cities, towns, mountain ranges, forests and rivers and is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche that incorporates the distance scale. Latin text on verso, published between 1613-22.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7700:1A.1.
Attractive old color with wide, original margins. There is light toning, scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins, and a few faint creases. There are several tiny chips and tears along the edges of the sheet, far from image.