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Auction 180, Lot 426

"Irlandiae Regnum", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 13.1 inches
41.9 x 33.3 cm
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Very lovely, decorative map of Ireland oriented with north to the right. The map notes the four provinces of Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connacht, as well as many counties, cities and towns, including Dublyn. The sea is stipple-engraved, features Mercator's distinctive calligraphy, and the map is topped with a decorative, banner-style cartouche. French text on verso.

References: Law, pp.19-20; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5900:1A.1.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on a sheet with a small coat of arms watermark, light toning, and minor foxing. There is a small paper flaw in the right blank margin.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 11/18/2020