Antique Map Auction Sale No. 136 - closed 6/1/2011
This is Mercator's map of southern Ireland compiled from his landmark map of Britain (1564]. It is one of five Irish maps Mercator designed for the second part of his Atlas. The map is richly engraved with a moiré pattern in the sea and strong topographical features in the interior. The sheet contains a large strapwork title cartouche and has full borders. French text on verso.