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Auction 179, Lot 617

"Graecia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Greece

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - L'Atlas ou Meditations Cosmographiques...

Color: Hand Color

18.4 x 14.1 inches
46.7 x 35.8 cm
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This is the first edition of Mercator's map of Greece and the Aegean Sea. The map spans north to Albania, Macedonia, and the Dardanelles. The sea is fully engraved with calligraphy in Mercator's characteristic style. The map is embellished with a small strapwork title cartouche and a decorative distance scale. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7800:1.1; Zacharakis #1447.

Condition: A

A nice impression with full contemporary color that has been partially refreshed and marginal toning.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/16/2020