Auction 158, Lot 247

"Anglia Regnum", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1630 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Black & White

Size:
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.

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

Condition: B+

A dark impression with light toning along the centerfold and a small rust stain in Ireland.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Unsold

Closed on 6/22/2016

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