Auction 124, Lot 427

"Irlandiae Regnum", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1613 (circa)

Publication: Gerard Mercatoris Atlas

Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 13 inches
41.9 x 33 cm

Very lovely, 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, features Mercator's distinctive calligraphy, and the map is topped with a decorative, banner-style cartouche. It is from a Latin edition published between 1613 and 1630. Latin text on verso.

References: Law p.19.

Condition: A

There is an expertly repaired tear in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $950 - $1,100

Sold for: $700

Closed on 5/7/2008