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Auction 151, Lot 457

"Warwicum, Northhamtonia, Huntingdonia, Cantabrigia, Suffolcia, Oxonium, Buckinghamia, Bedfordia, Hartfordia, Effexia...", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: England

Period: 1623 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 14.6 inches
47 x 37.1 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 moiré pattern and the title is included in a fine strapwork cartouche. Latin text on verso.

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

Condition: B

A nice impression with attractive color, light toning, and faint scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins. There are light damp stains in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/19/2014