Auction 151, Lot 468

"Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo Denbigiense Cambrobritanno", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Wales

Period: 1623 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 13.8 inches
49.5 x 35.1 cm

This is the second printed map of Wales, after Ortelius' map, which was created by Humphrey Lhuyd. At top right are the names of the regions in Latin, English and Welsh. The map is elegantly embellished with two strapwork cartouches, sea monsters, sailing ships, and a quadrant of a large compass rose. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5500:1A.1.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color, light toning, and a few small spots of foxing. A tear confined to bottom blank margin has been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/19/2014