Auction 133, Lot 397

"Westmorlandia, Lancastria, Cestria, Caernarvan, Denbigh, Flint, Merionidh, Montgomery, Salopia cum Insulis Mania et Anglesey", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1613 (circa)

Publication: Gerard Mercatoris Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.4 x 14.3 inches
41.7 x 36.3 cm

This fine map covers northwestern England and northern Wales with the Isle of Man. It is beautifully engraved with a moiré patterned sea, elegant calligraphy, a fierce sea monster and a large strapwork title cartouche. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

There is a faint stain in the lower right border, still overall very good with a sharp impression.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/1/2010

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