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Auction 135, Lot 450

"Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo Denbigiense Cambrobritanno", Hondius, Jodocus

Subject: Wales

Period: 1609 (circa)

Publication: Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 13.6 inches
49 x 34.5 cm

This charming map of Wales is based on the map of Humphrey Lhuyd, 1568. It is filled with details of mountain ranges, forests and cities and also shows the coast of Ireland with Dublin located. The map was engraved by Petrus Kaerius for Hondius shortly after he acquired the plates for Mercator's famous atlas. It is beautifully embellished with decorative title and scale of miles cartouches. French text on verso.


Condition: B+

Original color that is slightly faded with faint damp stains in margin and a minor crease along centerfold.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 2/16/2011