Auction 173, Lot 250

"[Lot of 2] Ultonia Conatia et Media [and] Hiberniae v. Tabula", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1613 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.3 inches
18.5 x 13.5 cm

This handsome pair of matching maps make up the whole of Ireland. They are beautifully engraved both in the sea and the interior with topographical and political detail. Each has a strapwork title and distance scale cartouche. French text on verso.

References: Law, p. 29; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #5901:351 & #5902:351.

Condition: A

Dark impression with minor toning along the edges of the sheet and a couple of tiny damp stains also along the edges.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/5/2019