Mercator: Sardinia and Sicily
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Sardinia and Sicily
"Europae Tabula VII."
Map with Sardinia and Sicily; in the centre of the map a very nice, decorative cartouche. At upper right two war ships, and sea monsters in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Orig. coloured copper engraving by Gerardus Mercator after Claudius Ptolemy, from the first cartographic part of the Cosmography of Gerardus Mercator, printed and published by G. Kempen, 1st edition, Cologne 1578, 33 x 46,5 cm.
Beautiful print and colours, wide margins, typical smoothed centrefold, at the bottom margin an old restoration of the centre fold with a small tear, some minor stains, otherwise in very good condition.
Ref.: Koeman Vol. II, Me 1, without privilege