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Auction 138, Lot 472

"Anglia Scotia et Hibernia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Britain

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.3 inches
19.1 x 13.5 cm

Handsome miniature map of the British Isles showing the major cities. The sea is fully engraved and augmented with calligraphy in Mercator's elegant style. Strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

References: Shirley (BI) #283.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with marginal soiling and a short tear in upper-left blank margin. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/7/2011

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