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Auction 156, Lot 560

"Graecia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Greece

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 14.3 inches
47 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 #1447.

Condition: B+

Full original color with light toning and a crease adjacent to centerfold.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/17/2016