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Auction 125, Lot 482

"Scotia Regnum", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1613 (circa)

Publication: Gerard Mercatoris Atlas

Color: Hand Color

16 x 13.8 inches
40.6 x 35.1 cm

This is a beautifully engraved map of Scotland and the Hebrides islands with a moiré patterned sea and strong topographical features in the interior. This is one of three maps of Scotland that appeared in the Mercator Atlas. It was compiled from Mercator's landmark map of the British Isles [1564] with some corrections. Mercator's outline of Scotland remained the standard until the Robert Gordon map was published by Blaeu in 1654. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A+

Fine impression and color. Professional repair of a minor tear in bottom margins, well away from the map.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/24/2008