1613 – G. Mercator – Natoliae Sive Asia Minor
Title: “Natoliae Sive Asia Minor”
Decorative 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. Comes from Gerardi Mercatoris – “L’Atlas ou Méditations Cosmographiques de la Fabrique du Monde et Figure diceluy”. Amsterdam, J. Hondius, 1613.
Cartographer: Gerardus Mercator (1512 – 1594)
Frame size: 54,3 x 41,5 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Very good condition. Small split on lower left part restored. Few small leftovers from framing tape on verso.
This is a genuine antique map published in 1613 and not a modern copy or reprint!