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Auction 183, Lot 323

"Anglia, Scotia et Hibernia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Britain

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

16.3 x 12.9 inches
41.4 x 32.8 cm
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This superb map of the British Isles was likely one of the last works of this great cartographer. It was first published a year after Gerard Mercator's death. The map provides a very detailed view of the region with counties named in tables. Mercator's shape for Scotland became the standard for more than 50 years. Decorated by a bold strapwork title cartouche and stippled sea. French text on verso.

References: Moorland & Banister p. 209; Shirley (BI to 1650) #180; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5000:1A.

Condition: B+

A sharp impression with full contemporary color on watermarked paper, a stain just below the title cartouche, and light toning and color offsetting.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/9/2021