"Anglia Regnum", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: England & Wales
Period: 1630 (published)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae
Color: Black & White
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.
A dark impression with light toning along the centerfold and a small rust stain in Ireland.