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Auction 152, Lot 407

"Cornubia, Devonia, Somersetus, Dorcestria, Wiltonia, Glocestria Monumetha, Glamorgan, Caermarden, Penbrok...", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Southwest England & Southern Wales

Period: 1623 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

18.4 x 14.5 inches
46.7 x 36.8 cm
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This handsome map covers southwest England, describing Cornwall and south Wales. It is filled with detail of the topography and towns and engraved in Mercator's fine style with a stipple engraved sea, calligraphy and a large strapwork cartouche. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5112:1.1.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color, light toning, a few spots of foxing, and a small burn hole in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/18/2015