Auction 124, Lot 404

"Anglia, Scotia et Hibernia", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Britain

Period: 1595 (circa)

Publication: Gerard Mercatoris Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.3 x 13 inches
41.4 x 33 cm

This superb map of the British Isles was likely one of the last works of this great cartographer. It was first published a year after Gerard Mercator's death. The map provides a very detailed view of the region with counties named in tables. Mercator's shape for Scotland became the standard for more than 50 years. It is from a Latin edition published between 1595 and 1630. Latin text on verso.

References: Moorland & Banister p. 209.

Condition: A

There is a soft crease to the right of the centerfold, else fine.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300

Sold for: $700

Closed on 5/7/2008

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