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Auction 168, Lot 431

Rare Map that Only Appeared in Two Editions of Atlas Minor

"Cumbriae Comitatus Descriptio", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Northern England

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 5.9 inches
19.8 x 15 cm

This map depicts the county of Cumbria in northern England along the Irish Sea. Hadrian's Wall is prominently depicted. German text on verso. This map is rare as it only appeared in two editions of the Atlas Minor.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #5385:352.1.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on watermarked paper with light, scattered foxing that is confined to the blank margins. There is a faint damp stain along the left edge of the sheet.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $60

Closed on 6/6/2018