Auction 161, Lot 509

"Anglia Regnum", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.3 x 13.9 inches
46.5 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. French text on verso.

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

Condition: B+

A dark impression with original color on watermarked paper. There is light offsetting, toning and minor foxing.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/8/2017

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