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Auction 156, Lot 451

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

Subject: Eastern Ireland

Period: 1613 (circa)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

11 x 13.6 inches
27.9 x 34.5 cm
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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, published between 1613-30.

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

Condition: A

A dark impression with attractive color and minor extraneous creasing. There is an archivally repaired centerfold separation in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 2/17/2016