Auction 136, Lot 484

"Anglia Regnum", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1633 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.2 x 13.8 inches
46.2 x 35.1 cm

This attractive map of Elizabethan England is filled with names taken from Saxton's map of 1579. County boundaries and the Latinized names of counties are shown. The map is beautifully engraved in Mercator's characteristic style featuring a stipple engraved sea with a sailing ship, bold calligraphy and a handsome title cartouche. French text on verso.

References: Shirley (BI) #181.

Condition: B+

Strong impression with wide margins, original color and light foxing. Several small tears not affecting image.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/1/2011

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