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Auction 183, Lot 337

"Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo Denbigiense Cambrobritanno", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Wales

Period: 1628 (circa)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 13.6 inches
49 x 34.5 cm
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This is the second printed map of Wales, after Ortelius' map, which was created by Humphrey Lhuyd. At top right are the names of the regions in Latin, English and Welsh. The map is elegantly embellished with two strapwork cartouches, sea monsters, sailing ships, and a quadrant of a large compass rose. French text on verso, published between 1628-33.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5500:1A.1.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with full contemporary color on watermarked paper. There is light toning, some minor stains, and two short centerfold separations that have been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/9/2021