Auction 141, Lot 421

"Udrone Irlandiae in Catherlagh Baronia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

11 x 13.5 inches
27.9 x 34.3 cm

A fine map of Udrone - present-day County Carlow in Leinster province. The map is richly engraved to show the mountains, rivers, forests, villages and the two major cities of Catherlagh (Carlow) and Laghlyn (Leighlin Bridge). The strapwork title cartouche incorporates a distance scale. French text on verso.

References: Law, p. 20 #Me26A.

Condition: B

Original color with wide margins on watermarked paper. The map is toned with minor creasing along the centerfold and short centerfold separations in top and bottom blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 9/5/2012