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Auction 102, Lot 333

"Anglia, Scotia et Hibernia", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Britain

Period: 1595 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16 x 12.7 inches
40.6 x 32.3 cm

Published the year after Gerard Mercator's death by his son Rumold, the map is attributed directly to the elder by Moorland and Banister. It is a fine map with a beautiful cartouche with original color. Further embellished with fancy script lettering. Keys locate 61 important places. Seas are fully engraved in stipple.

References: Moorland & Banister p. 209; Van der Krogt, P (Atlantes) 5000:1A.

Condition: A

Crisp, early impression with wide margins. Two old paper repairs on verso in bottom margin. A few spots, still very good. Latin text on verso with manuscript underlining, no show through.

Estimate: $900 - $1,200

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 3/5/2003