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Auction 181, Lot 430

"Scotia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1621 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 5.8 inches
18.8 x 14.7 cm

This charming small map of Scotland is based on Mercator's folio sized map from 1595. The map depicts lakes, rivers, topography and cities, and is adorned with two strapwork cartouches, a tiny ship, and a sea monster. Latin text on verso.

References: Moir, p. 167; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #5800:351.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on a lightly toned sheet with marginal foxing and a small dampstain along the bottom edge of the sheet.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/10/2021