Auction 157, Lot 490

"Ultoniae Orientalis Pars", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Ireland

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

15 x 13.8 inches
38.1 x 35.1 cm

Superb early map covering Down and Antrim Counties in Northern Ireland. This was one of five Irish maps Gerard Mercator designed for the second part of his Atlas. It is beautifully engraved with a moiré pattern in the sea, strong topographical features in the interior, and ornamented with a title cartouche incorporating the distance scale. French text on verso.

References: Law, p. 21; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5941:1.1.

Condition: B

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

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 5/4/2016