France Belgium Germany ancient Europe c.1680 Mercator Ptolemaic antique mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
" Galliam, Belgicam, ac Germaniae ... ".
(Ancient Europe- France).
Published Amsterdam: c. 1680 by Mercator.
Beautiful mid-17th century engraved map with lovely hand color.
Shows France, and parts of adjacent countries, such as Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, and Italy. Ornate title cartouche at top left.
Interesting 17th century Gerardus Mercator map based on Ptolemy and ancient geography.
In VG condition, light minor spotting in blank margins, printed area remains clean and lovely.
Fold line, as issued, with a couple of minor extraneous creases.
Sheet measures c. 21" W x 16 1/2" H.
Image area measures c. 12 1/2" W x 13 1/4" H.
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 3, p. 238