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Auction 95, Lot 285

"Natoliae Sive Asia Minor", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Turkey

Period: 1606 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 13.5 inches
47.8 x 34.3 cm
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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.


Condition: B

Very sharp impression with strong old color. Creased along fold with old repair and some soil at bottom.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/13/2001