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Auction 157, Lot 482

"Scotia Regnum", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1613 (circa)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

16.1 x 13.9 inches
40.9 x 35.3 cm

This is a beautifully engraved map of Scotland and the Hebrides islands with a moire patterned sea and strong topographical features in the interior. This is one of three maps of Scotland that appeared in the Mercator Atlas. It was compiled from Mercator's landmark map of the British Isles [1564] with some corrections. Mercator's outline of Scotland remained the standard until the Robert Gordon map was published by Blaeu in 1654. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5800:1A.1.

Condition: B+

Full original color on watermarked paper with light toning along the centerfold and a few small spots. Margins have been trimmed, but still adequate for framing.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/4/2016