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Auction 161, Lot 516

"Irlandiae Regnum", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

16.4 x 13 inches
41.7 x 33 cm
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Very lovely, decorative map of Ireland oriented with north to the right. The map notes the four provinces of Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connacht, as well as many counties, cities and towns, including Dublyn. The sea is stipple-engraved, features Mercator's distinctive calligraphy, and the map is topped with a decorative, banner-style cartouche. French text on verso.

References: Law, pp.19-20; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5900:1A.1.

Condition: B

An excellent impression on watermarked paper with full original color, moderate toning and offsetting, and light foxing.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/8/2017