Antique Map-GREECE-ALBANIA-Mercator-Hondius-1636



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Engraving on verge type hand laid paper with watermark. We absolutely guarantee the authenticity of this item. on paper.

Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 54.5 x 44.5 cm. The image size is ca. 47 x 36 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 21.5 x 17.5 inch. The image size is ca. 18.5 x 14.2 inch.

Title: ‘Graecia’. (Greece) This old antique engraved map originates from a rare 2 volume Hondius / Janssonius Atlas: ‘Atlas, das ist, Abbildung der Gantzen Welt ….’, published in 1636 in Amsterdam containing maps by Gerard Mercator, Jodocus and Hendricus Hondius and Johannes Janssonius. (ref: Koeman 1:322). This Atlas contains maps by Mercator, Hondius and early Janssonius edition maps. We carry most maps from the 2nd volume: France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Mid-East, Asia and America. Review our ebay store, website or inquire for any specific maps not listed.Artists and Engravers: The carthographers / publishers associated wit this Atlas are: Gerard Mercator (or Rupelmundanus, Gerard de Kremer, Cremer) (1512-1594), Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612), Henricus Hondius (1597-1651) and Johannes Janssonius (1588-1664). One can find many references in online literature to these famous icons of cartography.

Condition: Fine. general age related toning. some light staining in margins from handling. original middle fold from binding. A few tiny pinsize holes in margin. A few faint false fold lines. Tear in bottom middle fold, extending into image c. 3 cm professionally restored. Some highlighting of certain names by previous owner. At your request we can have this map coloured by professional antique map / print colourer (cost inquire).


(PCO) B34-28

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