Auction 149, Lot 429

"Warwicum, Northhamtonia, Huntingdonia, Cantabrigia, Suffolcia, Oxonium, Buckinghamia, Bedfordia, Hartfordia, Essexia...", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Southeast England

Period: 1613 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Sive Cosmographicae...

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 14.4 inches
46.5 x 36.6 cm

Mercator's great map of the southeast region of England including the British Channel and London. The map includes London, Kent, Oxford and Cambridge, as it covers the region between Norwich in the north and west to beyond the Isle of Wight. The sea is engraved in a moire pattern and the title is included in a fine strapwork cartouche. French text on verso, published between 1613-16.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) 5114:1.1.

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with very minor soiling and a few tiny wormholes confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 5/21/2014