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Auction 164, Lot 639

"Natoliae sive Asia Minor", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Turkey & Cyprus

Period: 1639 (circa)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

19 x 13.6 inches
48.3 x 34.5 cm
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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, published between 1639-1649.

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

Condition: A

A nice impression on a clean sheet with wide margins. There are two tiny spots in the image and a short centerfold separation confined to the top blank margin.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/13/2017