"Anglia, Scotia et Hibernia", Mercator/Hondius
Period: 1619 (published)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…
Color: Hand Color
16.3 x 12.9 inches
41.4 x 32.8 cm
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.
A sharp impression with full contemporary color on watermarked paper, a stain just below the title cartouche, and light toning and color offsetting.