Auction 157, Lot 454

"Anglesey [on sheet with] Wight Vectis Olim [and] Garnesay [and] Iarsay", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Channel Islands

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

17 x 12.6 inches
43.2 x 32 cm

Very handsome folio sheet with four maps depicting the English islands Jersey, Guernsey (with Castle Cornet noted), Wight and Alderney. Each map with its own decorative title cartouche and distance scale. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5700:1A.

Condition: B

Full original color with moderate toning, light foxing, and a professionally repaired tear in the bottom blank margin that just passes the neatline.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $90

Closed on 5/4/2016