Auction 112, Lot 382

"Scotia Regnum", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1606 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16.3 x 14 inches
41.4 x 35.6 cm

Striking map of Scotland heavily engraved with mountains, forests, rivers, place names, and stippled seas. The large strapwork title cartouche and calligraphy make this a very attractive map and a fine example of the art of engraving. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) 5800:1A.1.

Condition: B

Lovely original color. Toned with a bit of minor offsetting. Small tear in bottom margin, not affecting map.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/28/2005