Auction 171, Lot 631

"Natoliae sive Asia Minor", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Turkey & Cyprus

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

19.1 x 13.6 inches
48.5 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: A

A dark impression with a couple of light creases and minor toning.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $450

Closed on 2/6/2019