Auction 127, Lot 473

"Westmorland, Castria, Cestria etc", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1608 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7 x 5.3 inches
17.8 x 13.5 cm

This is a reduced version of Mercator's map of northwestern England and northern Wales with the Isle of Man. It also covers the east coast of Ireland. It is adorned with strapwork title and scale cartouches, a ship and a fierce sea monster. Latin text on verso.


Condition: B+

There is a tiny rust spot in the map and some soil and an old paper repair in the blank margin, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $80 - $110

Sold for: $60

Closed on 2/25/2009