Auction 121, Lot 450

"Anglia Regnum", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1628 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18 x 13.8 inches
45.7 x 35.1 cm

This attractive map of Elizabethan England is filled with names taken from Saxton's map of 1579. County boundaries and the Latinized names of counties are shown. The map is beautifully engraved in Mercator's characteristic style featuring a stipple engraved sea with a sailing ship, bold calligraphy and a handsome title cartouche. French text on verso.

References: Shirley (BI) #181; Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #5100:1A.1.

Condition: B

A sound example with original color that has oxidized and stained some areas opposite. The centerfold and a tear on the bottom margin have been repaired.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/26/2007