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This fine beautifully hand coloured original antique scarce map of Greece, Greek Islands & Western Turkey was engraved by Joducus Hondius in 1596 - dated in the title - and was published in P Bertius Atlas Historical Atlas in 1618. Blank verso. This is a rare 1st edition of this map. It has undergone some professional restoration and is priced accordingly.
There were only 2 editions of this map engraved by Hondius in 1596, one with and one without dots in the sea. This one has the dots. In later editions the Hondius signature was removed as was the date from the title. (Ref: Koeman; M&B)
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: - 20in x 15 1/2in (510mm x 390mm) Plate size: - 20in x 14 1/4in (510mm x 365mm) Margins: - Min 1/2in (7mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - Light soiling, bottom left corner professionally restored Plate area: - Profession repairs to centerfold, light soiling Verso: - Soiling on verso