Auction 140, Lot 476

"Scotiae Tabula III", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Scotland

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 5.3 inches
19.1 x 13.5 cm

This charming small map of northern Scotland is based on Mercator's folio sized map from 1595. The map depicts lakes, rivers, topography and cities, and is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche, a tiny ship, and a sea monster. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

References: Moir, p. 167.

Condition: A

Marginal soiling and trimmed close to neatline at bottom, but still sufficient for framing. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $130 - $170


Closed on 5/23/2012