15 MERCATOR, G. / HONDIUS, J. /Europa, ad magnae Europae 163


Description: MERCATOR, G. / HONDIUS, J.
Title: Europa, ad magnae Europae Gerardi Mercatoris. . .
Published in: Amsterdam, 1628

Size: 15.0 x 18.5 inches.
38.2 x 47.0 cm.

In very attractive original colours.
Condition: The centerfold has been under laid, with a repair of split in the lower part of the centerfold, 2cm. into engraved area. Repair of a 8mm diameter hole in the upper part of the centerfold.
Otherwise in very good condition and very attractive original colouring.
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General map of Europe with in the left hand corner, south east of Iceland the mythical island of Frisland, which was purportedly discovered by the Zeno brothers in a 14th century voyage into the North Atlantic.
Including as well as Americae Pars, Greenland, Iceland, a Polar landmass, along with the mythical islands of Frisland, Drogeo, and Bradain.
A large strapwork title cartouche completes the sheet. French text on verso.

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Reference: Van der Krogt 1000:1A. Karrow, 56/38.1.
  • Number: 1012727
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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