Auction 127, Lot 463

"Eboracum, Lincolnia, Derbia, Staffordia, Notinghamia, Lecestria, Rutlandia, et Norfolcia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: England

Period: 1613 (circa)

Publication: Gerard Mercatoris Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.7 x 14 inches
42.4 x 35.6 cm

This handsome map covers the northeastern part of England. It is filled with information on the topography, forests, cities, and towns. The map is beautifully engraved in Mercator's characteristic style with a stipple engraved sea and flourishing calligraphy and is embellished with a large title cartouche. It is from a Latin edition published between 1613 and 1630. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

There is a professional repair on the bottom centerfold and a few edge tears, that are well away from the map.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/25/2009

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