"Natoliae Sive Asia Minor", Mercator, Gerard
Period: 1606 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.8 x 13.5 inches
47.8 x 34.3 cm
Handsome map of present-day Turkey with Cyprus prominently shown. The sea is boldly engraved in a wave pattern. There is a large sea monster in the Mediterranean and an oared ship in the Black Sea. The map is further embellished with three strapwork cartouches. French text on verso.
Very sharp impression with strong old color. Creased along fold with old repair and some soil at bottom.