Auction 173, Lot 236

Rare Edition with English Text on Verso

"Warwicum Northamtonia Huntingdonia Cantabrigia Suffolcia Oxonium Buckinghamia Bedfordia Hardfordia Essexia Berceria Middelsexia Southantonia Surria Cantium et Southsexia", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: Southeastern England

Period: 1636 (published)

Publication: Atlas or a Geographicke Description of the World...

Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 14.5 inches
47 x 36.8 cm

This is Hondius' updated version of Mercator's great map of the southeast region of England, including the British Channel and London. The map includes London, Kent, Oxford and Cambridge, as it covers the region between Norwich in the north and west to beyond the Isle of Wight. Embellished with a fine strapwork cartouche. English text on verso. This map is quite rare as it was only published in 3 editions of Hondius' Atlas, including only one edition in English.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5114:1.2.

Condition: B+

A clean and bright example with a nice impression. There is a small stain at top right, a printer's crease adjacent to the centerfold, and a long centerfold separation at bottom that has been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/5/2019