"Marca Brandenburgensis & Pomerania", Mercator, Gerard
Subject: Northern Germany & Poland
Period: 1585 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.8 x 13.9 inches
47.8 x 35.3 cm
This handsome map is approximately centered on Berlin, showing portions of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, and northwestern Poland. The map extends west to Schwerin, south to Wittenberg (Magdeburg), and east to Koszalin, Poland. Dozens of towns are depicted as miniature castles. The map is adorned with two strapwork cartouches and a stippled sea. This is the first state. Latin text on verso, published between 1585-95.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #2170:1A.1.
Old color with gilt highlights on a bright sheet with a coat of arms watermark. There is light soiling and archival repairs to some separations along the centerfold and and tears parallel to the centerfold.