Auction 151, Lot 474

"Ultoniae Orientalis Pars", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Northern Ireland

Period: 1628 (circa)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris et I. Hondi Atlas Novus…

Color: Hand Color

14.9 x 13.8 inches
37.8 x 35.1 cm

Superb early map covering Down and Antrim Counties in Northern Ireland. This was one of five Irish maps Gerard Mercator designed for the second part of his Atlas. It is beautifully engraved with a moiré pattern in the sea, strong topographical features in the interior, and ornamented with a title cartouche incorporating the distance scale. French text on verso, published between 1628-33.

References: Law, p. 21; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5941:1.1.

Condition: A

A fine impression with bold color and wide margins. There are minor archival repairs along the centerfold in the top and bottom blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/19/2014