Auction 154, Lot 412

"Northumbria, Cumberlandia, et Dunelmensis Episcopatus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern England & Southern Scotland

Period: 1623 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.4 x 13.9 inches
46.7 x 35.3 cm

A lovely early map of border region between England and Scotland. The seas are engraved in Mercator's characteristic moiré pattern and the interior is filled with detail. The large strapwork title cartouche encompasses the distance scale. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5110:1.1.

Condition: B+

Excellent impression and color with light toning and faint damp stains in bottom blank margin. There is moderate scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Unsold

Closed on 9/16/2015

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