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Description:This beautifully hand coloured original antique map of Morea - the Greek Peloponnesus - was published in the 1623 ofMercators Atlas published by Henricus Hondius and Jan Jansson.
These maps, published in the later editions of Mercators atlas, are derived from the original maps drawn and engraved by Gerard Mercator in the mid to late 16th century, published by his son Rumold as an atlas, after his death, in 1595. After two editions the plates were purchased by Jodocus Hondius in 1604 and continued to be published until the mid 1630's when the plates were re-engraved and updated by Jan Jansson and Henricus Hondius.
Condition Report Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Original Colors used: - Red, yellow, green General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 21 1/2in x 17in (545mm x 430mm) Plate size: - 16 1/2in x 13 1/2in (420mm x 345mm) Margins: - Min 1in (25mm) Imperfections: Margins: - Light age toning Plate area: - Light wear along centerfold Verso: - Light colour bleed