Auction 153, Lot 561

"Sclavonia, Croatia, Bosnia cum Dalmatiae Parte", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Western Balkans

Period: 1653 (circa)

Publication: Nuevo Atlas

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 14 inches
46.5 x 35.6 cm

This nice copper-engraved map details the course of the Danube and its tributaries across the northwestern Balkans with the political divisions of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia and Dalmatia. The title is enclosed in a strapwork title cartouche, and the sea is stipple engraved with scroll lettering. Spanish text on verso, published between 1653-66.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7601:1.1.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with light printer's ink residue and an archivally repaired 1/2" tear along the mountain range at right center. Centerfold separations that just enter map border at top and bottom have been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/20/2015