Auction 157, Lot 474

"Anglia Regnum", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1613 (circa)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.4 x 13.9 inches
46.7 x 35.3 cm

This attractive map of Elizabethan England is filled with names taken from Saxton's map of 1579. County boundaries and the Latinized names of counties are shown. The map is beautifully engraved in Mercator's characteristic style featuring a stipple engraved sea with a sailing ship, bold calligraphy and a handsome title cartouche. Latin text on verso, published between 1613-23.

References: Shirley (BI to 1650) #181; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5100:1A.1.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with full original color on watermarked paper with light soiling and toning. There are professional repairs to some separations along the centerfold, a tear that just enters map border at bottom, and several minor cracks.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/4/2016