Auction 157, Lot 456

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

Subject: Northern England & Southern Scotland

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.3 x 13.8 inches
46.5 x 35.1 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. French text on verso.

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

Condition: B+

A crisp impression and full original color on watermarked paper with light toning and some faint spots.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/4/2016

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