Auction 154, Lot 562

"Graecia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Greece

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.4 x 14.3 inches
46.7 x 36.3 cm

This is the first edition of Mercator's map of Greece and the Aegean Sea. The map spans north to Albania, Macedonia and the Dardanelles. The sea is fully engraved with calligraphy in Mercator's characteristic style. The map is embellished with a small strapwork title cartouche and a decorative distance scale. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7800:1.1; Zacharakis #1323.

Condition: B

Full original color with toning and light scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/16/2015