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Auction 176, Lot 397

"Scotia, Regnum", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

16.1 x 13.9 inches
40.9 x 35.3 cm
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This is a beautifully engraved map of Scotland and the Hebrides islands with a moire patterned sea and strong topographical features in the interior. This is one of three maps of Scotland that appeared in the Mercator Atlas. It was compiled from Mercator's landmark map of the British Isles [1564] with some corrections. Mercator's outline of Scotland remained the standard until the Robert Gordon map was published by Blaeu in 1654. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5800:1A.1.

Condition: A+

A sharp impression on a bright sheet with wide margins.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $450

Closed on 2/12/2020