Early and important map of Greece with stunning original colour. This is the real first edition published in 1589 during the lifetime of Gerard Mercator. To the lower left a beautiful title cartouche. Latin text and a coloured woodcut vignette on verso. From Italiae, Sclavoniae et Graeciae tabulae geographicae published in Duisburg as a part of his famous Atlas which was completed by his son Rumold in 1595.
|Publisher, Year||Gerard Mercator, Duisburg, 1589|
|Plate Size||36.0 x 46.6 cm (14.2 x 18.3 inches)|
|Sheet Size||37.6 x 52.3 cm (14.8 x 20.6 inches)|
|Reference||Zacharakis, C.G.: A Catalogue of Printed Maps of Greece, 1477-1800, No. 2206/1447; Van der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 7800:1.1|
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