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Auction 174, Lot 405

"Warwicum, Northhamtonia, Huntingdonia, Cantabrigia, Suffolcia, Oxonium, Buckinghamia, Bedfordia, Hartfordia, Effexia, Berceria Middelsexia...", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Southeast England

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 14.5 inches
47 x 36.8 cm
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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. The sea is engraved in a moiré pattern and the title is included in a fine strapwork cartouche. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5114:1.1.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression on lightly toned paper with a small coat of arms watermark and a few marginal spots of foxing.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $95

Closed on 9/11/2019