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Auction 153, Lot 466


"[Untitled - Southern Scotland]", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Southern Scotland

Period: 1638 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18 x 13.8 inches
45.7 x 35.1 cm

This is the southern sheet of Hondius' two-sheet map of Scotland, which extends from the southern end of the Isle of Sky and the Hebrides down to the border of England. The map names Glasgow (Glasquo), and is filled with rivers, rugged mountains and many place names. The cartography of this beautiful map of southern Scotland shows the influence of an earlier map by Nicolas de Nicolay. The Hebrides Islands are superbly delineated. No text on verso.

References: Moir, p. 169.

Condition: B+

A good impression with a printer's crease adjacent to centerfold and light toning on verso. There are professional repairs to a tear that enters map border at right, several worm tracks in bottom blank margin, and a few tiny tears in top blank margin. Margins have been trimmed, but are still ample.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $170

Closed on 5/20/2015