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Auction 153, Lot 559

"Walachia Servia, Bulgaria, Romania", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Eastern Balkans

Period: 1638 (circa)

Publication: Newer Atlas

Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 13.7 inches
47 x 34.8 cm

This attractive map of the Eastern Balkans is centered on Bulgaria and includes the Bosphorus and Constantinople. The Danube and its tributaries flow across the map and are the focal point. This is Mercator's second map of the region, with an updated strapwork title cartouche with a military theme. German text on verso, published between 1638-42.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7602:1.2.

Condition: B

A dark impression with original color, light toning, several printer's creases adjacent to the centerfold, and a few small abrasions along centerfold at bottom. Backed in tissue to repair a centerfold separation that enters 2" into map at top.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $160

Closed on 5/20/2015