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Auction 138, Lot 500

"Westmorland, Castria, Cestria etc", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.3 inches
19.1 x 13.5 cm

This is a reduced version of Mercator's map of northwestern England and northern Wales with the Isle of Man. It also covers the east coast of Ireland. It is adorned with strapwork title and scale cartouches, a ship and a fierce sea monster. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Watermarked paper with marginal soiling and a few minute tears in blank margins, far from map image. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $70

Closed on 12/7/2011

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