Auction 139, Lot 414

"Cornubia, Devonia, Somersetus, Dorcestria, Wiltonia, Glocestria Monumetha, Glamorgan, Caermarden, Penbrok, Cardigan, Radnor, Breknoke, Herefordia, & Wigornia", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1613 (circa)

Publication: Gerard Mercatoris Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.5 x 14.8 inches
47 x 37.6 cm

This handsome map covers southwest England, describing Cornwall and south Wales. It is filled with detail of the topography and towns and engraved in Mercator's fine style with a stipple engraved sea, calligraphy and a large strapwork cartouche. French text on verso.

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Condition: B+

Wide margins, with a few unobtrusive spots and minor creasing at top near centerfold.. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/15/2012

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