Auction 140, Lot 483

"Ultonia Oriental", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Ireland

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7 x 6 inches
17.8 x 15.2 cm

Charming map of Northern Ireland including Belfast and extending south to Drogheda. Decorated with a large strapwork title cartouche, a sailing ship and a sea monster. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

References: Law, p. 28.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with one tiny spot at bottom left and marginal soiling. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 5/23/2012