Auction 151, Lot 476

"Udrone, Irlandiae in Catherlagh Baronia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Eastern Ireland

Period: 1623 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

11.1 x 13.7 inches
28.2 x 34.8 cm

A fine map of Udrone - present-day County Carlow in Leinster province. The map is richly engraved to show the mountains, rivers, forests, villages and the two major cities of Catherlagh (Carlow) and Laghlyn (Leighlin Bridge). The strapwork title cartouche incorporates a distance scale. Latin text on verso.

References: Law, p. 20, #Me26A; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5915:1.

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color, wide margins, and several professionally repaired centerfold separations, primarily confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/19/2014