"Scotia Regnum", Saxton/Hole
Period: 1637 (published)
Publication: Camden's Britannia
Color: Hand Color
12.3 x 10.3 inches
31.2 x 26.2 cm
Hole's handsome map of Scotland is based on Mercator's 1595 map. The map extends to include the Hebrides Islands and a portion of the Orkney Islands, and is filled with place names and strong topographical features. The map is richly embellished with a strapwork title cartouche, elaborate compass rose, sea monster, sailing ship, and a stippled sea. Published in William Camden's Britannia.
References: Moir, p. 167; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CAMD-1e.
A crisp impression on watermarked paper with attractive color and an archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters 2.5" into image at bottom. There are light damp stains and a few tiny chips and tears along the edges of the sheet, well away from image.