Auction 119, Lot 490

"Irlandiae Regnum", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1628 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16 x 13 inches
40.6 x 33 cm

Very lovely and decorative map of Ireland oriented with north to the right. The map notes the four provinces of Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connacht, as well as many counties, cities and towns, including Dublyn. The sea is stipple-engraved with Mercator's distinctive calligraphy, and the map is topped with a decorative, banner-style cartouche. French text on verso.


Condition: A

Good, sharp impression and original color. Light uneven toning with minor stains, short tears and chips in blank margins.

Estimate: $800 - $1,100

Sold for: $950

Closed on 5/9/2007