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Description:This beautifully hand coloured original antique Title Page* was published as the Front Piece of Gerard Mercator's edition of the Geographia Atlas of France, published in 1606.
After the sale of Mercator's plates to Henricus Hondius in 1605, Hondius continued to publish the original plates with little alteration until 1630 when, along with Jan Jansson, many of the original plates were altered and published in new editions of Mercator's atlas. (Ref: Koeman, Tooley)
Condition Report Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Original Colors used: - Red, yellow, green, blue General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 18in x 10 1/2in (460mm x 270mm) Plate size: - 13in x 9in (330mm x 230mm) Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - Uniform age toning Plate area: - None Verso: - Age toning