Auction 151, Lot 456

"Anglesey [on sheet with] Wight Vectis Olim [and] Garnesay [and] Iarsay", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Channel Islands

Period: 1623 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.3 x 12.7 inches
43.9 x 32.3 cm

Very handsome folio sheet with four maps depicting the English islands Jersey, Guernsey (with Castle Cornet noted), Wight and Alderney. Each map with its own decorative title cartouche and distance scale. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5700:1A.

Condition: B+

A fine impression with attractive color, wide margins, and a long tear adjacent to centerfold that has been expertly and almost invisibly repaired.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/19/2014

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