Auction 157, Lot 491

"Udrone, Irlandiae in Catherlagh Baronia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Eastern Ireland

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

10.9 x 13.5 inches
27.7 x 34.3 cm

A fine map of Udrone - present-day County Carlow in Leinster province. The map is richly engraved to show the mountains, rivers, forests, villages and the two major cities of Catherlagh (Carlow) and Laghlyn (Leighlin Bridge). The strapwork title cartouche incorporates a distance scale. French text on verso.

References: Law, p. 20, #Me26A; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5915:1.

Condition: B

A crisp impression and full original color on watermarked paper with wide margins, light toning and color offsetting.

Estimate: $180 - $210


Closed on 5/4/2016