Auction 149, Lot 435

"Westmorlandia, Lancastria, Cestria, Caernarvan, Denbigh, Flint, Merionidh, Montgomery, Salopia cum Insulis Mania et Anglesey", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1630 (published)

Publication: Gerard Mercatoris Atlas

Color: Black & White

16.4 x 14.2 inches
41.7 x 36.1 cm

This fine map covers northwestern England and northern Wales with the Isle of Man. It is beautifully engraved with a moiré patterned sea, elegant calligraphy, a fierce sea monster, and a large strapwork title cartouche. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5111:1.1:107.

Condition: A

Dark impression with wide original margins. There is minor show-through of text on verso, only evident in the blank margins, and short centerfold separations at top and bottom, well away from image.

Estimate: $350 - $450


Closed on 5/21/2014