Auction 124, Lot 419

"Cornubia, Devonia, Somersetus, Dorcestria, Wiltonia, Glocestria Monumetha, Glamorgan, Caermarden, Penbrok, Cardigan, Radnor, Breknoke, Herefordia & Wigornia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1613 (circa)

Publication: Gerard Mercatoris Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.5 x 14.5 inches
47 x 36.8 cm

This handsome map covers southwest England, describing Cornwall and south Wales. It is filled with detail of the topography and towns and engraved in Mercator's fine style with a stipple engraved sea, calligraphy and a large cartouche. It is from a Latin edition published between 1613 and 1630. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

There is some expert paper restoration in the top margin, not affecting map.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/7/2008

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