Auction 140, Lot 485

"Udrone", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Eastern Ireland

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 5.3 inches
19.1 x 13.5 cm

Laghlyn is near the center of this small map. It is an excellent early portrayal of the Carlow region in Leinster province, showing cities, towns, rivers and mountains. The title and distance scales are included in the strapwork cartouche. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

References: Law, p. 28.

Condition: A

Marginal soiling. In blank margins are manuscript page number, cardinal directions, and a Latin sentence that translates as "This map belongs to Leinster, see preceding."

Estimate: $130 - $160


Closed on 5/23/2012