Auction 128, Lot 541

"Udrone Irlandiae in Catherlagh Baronia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1613 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

11 x 13.5 inches
27.9 x 34.3 cm

A fine map of Udrone - present-day County Carlow in Leinster province. The map is richly engraved to show the mountains, rivers, forests, villages and the two major cities of Catherlagh (Carlow) and Laghlyn (Leighlin Bridge). The strapwork title cartouche incorporates a distance scale. Latin text on verso.

References: Law p. 20 #Me22.

Condition: B+

Fine impression and lovely old color with wide original margins. A short centerfold separation at bottom is closed with archival tape, and there is a minor extraneous crease along the fold.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/20/2009