Auction 137, Lot 503

"Warwicum, Northhamtonia, Huntingdonia, Cantabrigia, Suffolcia, Oxonium, Buckinghamia, Bedfordia, Hartfordia, Essexia, Berceria, Middelsexia, Southhatonia, Surria, Cantiu & Southsexia", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: England

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Atlas, sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi…Pars Altera

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.5 x 14.5 inches
47 x 36.8 cm

Mercator's great map of the southeast region of England including the British Channel and London. The sea is engraved in a moiré pattern and the title is included in a fine strapwork cartouche. French text on verso.

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Condition: B+

Original color with light toning and a few minute worm holes in center, only visible when held to strong light. A centerfold separation that enters map image 1.5" at bottom has been professionally repaired. A few light spots in blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/14/2011

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