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Auction 156, Lot 610

"Natoliae sive Asia Minor", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Turkey & Cyprus

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

19 x 13.6 inches
48.3 x 34.5 cm

Handsome map of present-day Turkey with Cyprus prominently shown. The sea is boldly engraved in a wave pattern. There is a large sea monster in the Mediterranean and an oared ship in the Black Sea. The map is further embellished with three strapwork cartouches. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8110:1A.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with full original color, minor color offsetting, faint toning, and light scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins. A short centerfold separation and an adjacent tear are in the top blank margin, far from image.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/17/2016