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Auction 179, Lot 819

"Italiae, Sclavoniae, et Graeciae Tabule Geographice", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 11.3 inches
19.1 x 28.7 cm

This handsome sheet introduced the section of Mercator's famous Atlas that contained maps of Italy and Greece. The title is enclosed in an architectural framework. At the top of the pediment, an eagle holds a wreath around Janus, the two-faced Roman god who is associated with doorways and beginnings.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1:104.2.

Condition: B

Moderate toning with a small paper flaw at top right.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Unsold

Closed on 9/16/2020

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