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Auction 159, Lot 418

"Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo Denbigiense Cambrobritanno", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Wales

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 13.8 inches
49.3 x 35.1 cm
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This is the second printed map of Wales, after Ortelius' map, which was created by Humphrey Lhuyd. At top right are the names of the regions in Latin, English and Welsh. The map is elegantly embellished with two strapwork cartouches, sea monsters, sailing ships, and a quadrant of a large compass rose. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5500:1A.1.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with full original color on watermarked paper. Light toning, minor color offsetting, and scattered foxing confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/14/2016