"Scotia, Regnum", Mercator/Hondius
Period: 1619 (published)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae
Color: Hand Color
16.1 x 13.8 inches
40.9 x 35.1 cm
This is a beautifully engraved map of Scotland and the Hebrides islands with a moire patterned sea and strong topographical features in the interior. This is one of three maps of Scotland that appeared in the Mercator Atlas. It was compiled from Mercator's landmark map of the British Isles  with some corrections. Mercator's outline of Scotland remained the standard until the Robert Gordon map was published by Blaeu in 1654. French text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5800:1A.1.
A crisp impression with full original color on watermarked paper. There is light toning and offsetting, minor scattered foxing, and a chip along the centerfold in the bottom blank margin that has been professionally repaired.