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Auction 104, Lot 355

"Ultoniae Orientalis Pars", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1613 (published)


Color: Hand Color

15 x 13.7 inches
38.1 x 34.8 cm
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Superb early map covering Down and Antrim Counties in Northern Ireland. This was one of five Irish maps Gerard Mercator designed for the second part of his Atlas. It is beautifully engraved with a moiré pattern in the sea, strong topographical features in the interior, and ornamented with a title cartouche incorporating the distance scale. Published in the French edition of 1613 by Hondius.

References: Law, p. 20; Koeman ME 23a.

Condition: A+

Superb old color with a few insignificant spots in margins, still very fine.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/10/2003