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With attractive contemporary colour and finely engraved this detailed map of Sicily, with the signature of Gerard Mercator at lower left was published by Jodocus Hondius for the continuation of Gerard Mercator's renowned "Atlas". The Mannerist cartouche , swash lettering and detailed depiction of mountain ranges and other natural features and churches, make this a most attractive map. The verso text is in Latin.
region: Maps of Italy
place and date of publication: Amsterdam 1607
medium and colour: copperplate, Original colourref: 41516
size in mm: 345 by 480mm (13.5 by 19 inches).
literature: Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Me 194.
Price: £ 650£ 390
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