Auction 154, Lot 436

"Cornubia, Devonia, Somersetus, Dorcestria, Wiltonia, Glocestria Monumetha, Glamorgan, Caermarden, Penbrok, Cardigan, Radnor, Breknoke, Herefordia, & Wigornia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Southwest England & Southern Wales

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

18.4 x 14.5 inches
46.7 x 36.8 cm

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. French text on verso.

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

Condition: B+

Full original color on watermarked paper with light toning and scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/16/2015