"Anglia Regnum", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: England & Wales
Period: 1619 (published)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae
Color: Hand Color
18.4 x 13.9 inches
46.7 x 35.3 cm
This attractive map of Elizabethan England is filled with names taken from Saxton's map of 1579. County boundaries and the Latinized names of counties are shown. The map is beautifully engraved in Mercator's characteristic style featuring a stipple engraved sea with a sailing ship, bold calligraphy and a handsome title cartouche. French text on verso.
References: Shirley (BI to 1650) #181; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5100:1A.1.
A crisp impression on lightly toned paper with a small coat of arms watermark, an archivally repaired centerfold separation in the bottom blank margin, and marginal foxing.