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Auction 194, Lot 688

"Italiae, Sclavoniae, et Graeciae Tabule Geographice", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1595 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 11.3 inches
18.8 x 28.7 cm
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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: A

A bright sheet with a large "A" watermark, minor creasing and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/13/2023