"Aeneae Troiani Navigatio", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Eastern Mediterranean
Period: 1613 (published)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
7.4 x 5.9 inches
18.8 x 15 cm
This map covers the eastern Mediterranean from Italy eastward into Phoenicia. The map depicts the adventures of Aenaeas' fleet of twenty ships as he roamed the seas for seven years following the destruction of Rome (as most extensively described in the writings of Virgilius). In the end, only seven ships survived, as shown on the lower right portion of the map. The map is adorned with a decorative strapwork cartouche. French sonnet on verso with the imprint of Johannes Clusius Gallus.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #0311H:351.
A nice impression with light toning and soiling. There is a vertical crease through the image at left, a damp stain in the bottom blank margin, and an old glue stain at bottom left on verso, not visible from recto.