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Auction 156, Lot 565

"Macedonia Epirus et Achaia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Greece

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

17.1 x 14.1 inches
43.4 x 35.8 cm

This finely engraved map set the standard for maps of the region for most of the 17th century. It is based largely on the work of Jacopo Gastaldi. The map covers northern Greece to the Gulf of Cataro, including the island of Corfu. The strapwork title cartouche is topped by a skull. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7830:1.1.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with one spot of wax along centerfold towards bottom and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/17/2016